The Wellington Hospital hosted its very first Live Surgery event on Wednesday 14th April at Lord’s Cricket Ground. It was met with huge success, by an audience of local GP’s, practice managers, and consultants. Surgery was performed by Mr Barry Paraskeva, Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon and the event was chaired by Mr Austin Obichere, Consultant General and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon. A live link, streamed from the North Building Theatres to the Thomas Lord suite at Lords Cricket Ground, allowed the delegates to view Mr Paraskeva and his team demonstrating a gallbladder removal via Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), as it took place. The SILS technique can be utilised to safely manage common surgical conditions including:
- Removal of the Appendix
- Removal of gallbladder or gallstones
- Hernia Repair
- Colon operations
- Other operations on the stomach
The majority of single port operations are performed as a daycase and the patient will only have one scar which is concealed in the belly button, the pain will be less and the recovery period is quicker.
Mr Paraskeva talked the audience through the surgery step by step and they were encouraged to interact with him, through Mr Obichere, as the surgery progressed. After the surgery had been successfully completed - Mr Paraskeva joined his audience at Lord's Cricket Ground for a Q&A session.
If you missed this event or are interested in the SILs technique, you can watch the edited footage from the evening by registering below.