Departement of laparoscopic surgery
In 1991, A.R. Melikyan performed a laparoscopic surgery for the first time in “Malatia” MC, now “Astghik” MC. In 1995, a laparoscopic surgery department was opened here, which became a basis for the establishment of Endoscopic and Endocrine Surgery Department. The department operates in “Astghik” MC up to now and is called an Endoscopic
Surgery Department. In the department the following services are implemented:
➤diagnostic laparoscopy (distinctive diagnosis of diseases, biopsy, fluid extraction for cytologic and bacteriologic analyses),
➤abdominal cavity surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, herniorrhaphy using a polypropylene mesh, liver echinococectomy, laparoscopic surgery of liver abscesses, Nissen’s fundoplication (in ventral hernias), gastric and duodenal perforated ulcer sewing, splenectomy,
➤bariatric surgery, for patients with overweight and obesity, the installation of the gastric balloon
➤diagnosis and treatment of gynecological diseases by laparoscopy
➤diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases by laparoscopy.
All services implemented in the Endoscopic Surgery Department are performed by skillful professionals, so high quality medical care is guaranteed. The Endoscopic and Endocrine Department of YSMU have established a close cooperation with London Imperial College of Medicine and the leading clinics in Russia. In the Endoscopic Department of “Astghik” MC, the surgeries are performed by the German Karl Storz and Olympus company’s high quality equipment.