Laparoscopic Surgery or Key-Hole surgery is now very commonly performed by experienced surgeons. This entails much smaller incisions rather than a large, long incision.
The exact same cancer-clearing operation is performed in conventional surgery and in key-hole surgery, even though in key-hole surgery the incisions are much smaller. When surgeons experienced in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery perform the surgery, as much clearance of the cancer and its surrounding areas is removed Laparoscopically, as when conventional surgery is performed, resulting in similar cancer cure rates and this has been proven by many scientific studies. Risks and complication rates risks are also similar, although some Laparoscopic Surgeons believe that Laparoscopic Surgery is superior due to careful dissection resulting in less bleeding, meticulous and careful dissection resulting in faster recovery and similar cancer outcomes.
Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery is now commonplace in many centres in the world with developed healthcare systems and is commonly offered as the first option.
Patients who are discouraged from Laparoscopic Surgery in the discussion of treatment options may approach surgeons who are known to be experienced in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery for further opinions.
Medical expenses are a concern for many patients. It can, sometimes, be overwhelming to deal with the various health insurances, especially if this is your first encounter. Our staff will assist you with the administrative part of your insurance, as far as possible. Dr Teoh is on the panel for the following Integrated Shield Plans : NTUC, AIA, Great Eastern (GE), Singlife (Aviva), AXA. We are also willing to assist with any other insurer, Local or International.Read More