Laparoscopic Surgery (Key Hole Surgery)

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized surgery to a great extent. This type of surgery ensures minimum discomfort, reduced medication,less post-operative care and a shorter period of hospitalization.

Laparoscopy is widely known as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopy is an operation performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1 cm) and with the aid of a camera. This method can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery as a partof treatment.

Aim of Laparoscopic surgery To perform standard and classical surgical procedures via the laparoscope and perform them with utmost proficiency.
Acceptance:Minimally invasive surgery is widely accepted today as an alternative to traditional surgery which requires greater post-operative care and complications.

What are different common laparoscopic procedures being performed?

  • Laparoscopic CholecystectomyThe surgery to remove the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy. This procedure is now considered to be the gold standard treatment for the gallstone disease.
  • Laparoscopic repair of HerniaAll sort of Hernias are manageable with the help of laparoscopy. Patients that develop Groin (inguinal) hernias or other abdominal hernias (around belly button) or incisional hernias (due to previous surgery) can be treated with the help of laparoscopy.
  • Laparoscopic Management of AppendicitisThis very common emergency condition is very effectively treated with laparoscope with remarkable results. All conditions and every age group of patient is benefited with this modality of treatment at Mid City Hospital.
  • Laparoscopic Nissan’s Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Management of Liver Abscesses
  • Diagnostic procedure for Acute and chronic Abdominal pain, Liver diseases, Malignancy and Abdominal Trauma.All those abdominal painful conditions where there is a diagnostic dilemma can be solved with the help of diagnostic laparoscopy.
  • Splenectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery (Obesity or weight loss Surgery) Gastric Band Sleeve Gastrectomy

What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?

  • Minimal Pain
  • Very quick recovery
  • Reduced Hospital Stay
  • Early Return to work
  • Better cosmetic result.
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss

Is Laparoscopic Surgery feasible in all cases?

Sometimes it is inadvisable to perform or continue an operation with the laparoscopic technique, for a variety of reasons, (usually safety). An experienced laparoscopic surgeon will not hesitate to convert such a case to an open (conventional) procedure under that same anaesthesia.

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