Rajeev Sinha

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OBJECTIVES Spinal anesthesia (SA) for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is only contemplated in patients where general anesthesia (GA) is contraindicated. In this paper, we present our experience of over 12 years of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy, primarily under spinal anesthesia. METHODS Over the last 12 years, LC was done under SA in 3492(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is conventionally done under general anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia is usually preferred in patients where general anesthesia is contraindicated. We present our experience using spinal anesthesia as the first choice for laparoscopic surgery for over 11 years with the contention that it is a good alterative to(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair (TEP) is conventionally performed under general anesthesia (GA), and regional anesthesia is usually preferred in patients where GA is contraindicated. In this paper, we present our experience of over 8 years of using spinal anesthesia (SA) as the first choice with the contention that it is(More)
OBJECTIVES For years, limiting operative wound sepsis and its resultant morbidity in patients with small bowel perforations has been a major headache for surgeons. The present study was intended to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to traumatic and typhoid small bowel perforations, in terms of assessing its feasibility and limiting wound(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) should be the procedure of choice in treating acute cholecystitis. METHOD A prospective study was conducted over a 4 1/2-year period. There were 187 patients with acute cholecystitis out of 1020 patients with gallbladder disease who required cholecystectomy. These patients were divided into(More)
A total of 1053 patients with superficial burn injury were treated with povidone iodine plus neosporin (PVP + N) and the results after treatment were compared with those obtained after treating 1089 patients with silver sulphadiazine (SSD). Qualitative analysis showed Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas spp. to be the most common infecting organisms.(More)
INTRODUCTION The feasibility of the single incision, multiport transumbilical approach(SILC) for the treatment of symptomatic gallbladder calculus disease has been established. AIMS The study examines both short and long term morbidity of the SILC approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS All the 1338 patients were operated by the same surgeon through a(More)
  • Rajeev Sinha
  • HPB : the official journal of the International…
  • 2008
The optimal time for managing cholelithiasis in acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is still controversial. One hundred and nineteen consecutive patients of ABP were taken up for the study after grouping them according to Glasgow modification of Ranson's criteria. Twelve patients with severe acute pancreatitis were excluded from the study. Laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Single incision laparoscopic surgery, especially transumbilical, should be the closest to replicate the minimal access results achieved by natural orifice endoscopic surgery (NOTES). This study of single incision transabdominal preperitoneal (SITAPP) inguinal hernia repair is a continuing study exploring the peroperative variables and short and(More)
Treating superficial burns by forming a "crust" using povidone iodine (PVP) lotion and neosporin powder (N) is markedly superior to other known methods as shown by the minimal infection rate and markedly reduced healing time. This is basically because of the wide spectrum of action, tenning effect of PVP and attainment of a dry burn surface. At the same(More)