Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive type of surgery – meaning it involves small incisions to perform the surgery so that the patient has a less invasive surgery and faster recovery.
This is a fairly new practice, introduced by surgeons in Europe in 1901 and first used by German Dr. Georg Kelling. The laparoscopic technique has been improved and used for a greater variety of surgeries, as patients with laparoscopic surgeries tend to have fewer complications and shorter recovery time. (Click here to read more lap. history.)
Laparoscopic surgeries require specialized training and expensive equipment, both of which low- and middle-income countries often lack!
HOW SLISS ADDRESSES THIS ISSUE:
SLISS not only provides equipment to our partner hospitals, but also travels to these nations to provide the necessary training and ensure the provided equipment is suitable to that hospital’s needs!
Below is the Laparoscopy tower donated to Mbingo Baptist Hospital in Cameroon, Africa! In the next trip to MBH, training from SLISS surgeons will be provided to the doctors there who need this training.