Clínica Universidad de Navarra

General surgery

  • Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic surgery)

    DEFINITION:

    Cholecystectomy is the surgery used to remove a damaged gallbladder.

    Usually, this surgery is made when gallstones appears. They are solid stones that block the flow of bile. 

    Cholecystectomy can be performed by open or laparoscopic surgery.

    DESCRIPTION:

    In both surgeries the procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour.

  • Unilateral inguinal hernioplasty (open surgery)

    DEFINITION:

    Hernioplasty is the surgery that repairs an inguinal hernia.

    The procedure can be performed by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery, depending on the characteristics of the patient and the size of the hernia.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The unilateral hernia repair can be performed under local or general anesthesia.

    Both techniques involve the insertion of a strengthening mesh to strengthen the abdominal wall.

  • Bilateral inguinal hernioplasty (open surgery)

    DEFINITION:

    Hernioplasty is the surgery that repairs an inguinal hernia.

    The procedure can be performed by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery, depending on the characteristics of the patient and the size of the hernia.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The hernia repair can be performed under local or general anesthesia.

    Both techniques involve the insertion of a strengthening mesh to strengthen the abdominal wall.

  • Hiatal hernia by laparoscopy

    DEFINITION:

     Hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach sticks upward into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm (the layer of muscle, used in breathing that separates the thorax from the abdomen). 

    DESCRIPTION:

    Laparoscopic repair of the hiatal hernia consists of surgical construction of a pressure valve on the oesophageal sphincter to prevent displacement of the stomach.

    The surgery takes around one hour and it is performed under general anesthesia. It only needs some little cuts to introduce the medical tools.

  • Total thyroidectomy

    DEFINITION:

    A total thyroidectomy involves removing the thyroid.  The intervention is indicated in cases of thyroid cancer and some tumors in the larynx and neck.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The procedure is performed under general anesthesia through a transversal incision at the base of the neck. It usually lasts about 90 minutes and requires no more than 72 hours of hospitalization.

    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

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