Laparoscopic Surgery

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Laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole) is a surgical technique that has revolutionised abdominal and pelvic surgery. This less invasive surgery as surgeons perform operation using key holes on the abdomen rather making large cuts.

Laparoscopic surgery has evolved over the years. This was first used to be for diagnostic purposes only.  Operations using minimal invasive surgery technique with laparoscopy started in 1970s. Since then most of the abdominal and pelvic operation are performed using keyhole surgical technique.

Animated front and internal side view of laparoscopic surgery
Visualisation of the intra-abdominal cavity and abdominal organs when using laparoscopic techniques

A surgeon makes a tiny cut (5 – 10mm) on the patient’s abdomen and passes a camera in to the tummy. Further tiny cuts are made depending upon type of operation and working instruments are introduced in the abdomen. In experienced hands laparoscopic surgery can be used in many complex procedures as well, saving patients from morbidity of having large incisions.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Benefits of laparoscopic surgery include small incisions, smaller scars, less pain, less chances of wound infection, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and quicker return to full activities
Benefits of laparoscopic surgery in comparison to traditional open surgery
  • Better cosmesis due to tiny scars
  • Less pain as cuts are very small
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Short stay in the hospital
  • Quicker recovery – back to work
 
 
 

Laparoscopic Procedures:

Hartmanns’s Procedure

An emergency procedure in acutely diseased sigmoid colon

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

A diagnostic procedure allowing direct visualisation of the abdominal cavity and its organs

Colonic Surgery

Laparoscopic approaches to resection of different anatomical sections of the colon

Colorectal Surgery

Surgical operations involving the large bowel and rectum

Splenectomy

Operative resection (removal) of the splene

Abdominal Sepsis Management

Diagnostic and therapeutic intervention in the management of acute infection

Abdominal Cancer: Diagnosis & Management

Minimally invasive interventions for cancers within the abdominal cavity

Bowel Surgery

Operations of the small bowel