Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgery)

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a thin, lighted tube (laparoscope) and allows surgeon to access the inside of abdomen and pelvis through 3-4 small incisions. This procedure is also known as keyhole surgery.

Where can it be used?

    • To find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection


    • To check & remove abnormal growths (tumors) from abdomen or pelvis


    • To evaluate and treat conditions such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)


    • To take tissue samples for biopsy


    • To check for damage to internal organs, such as the spleen, after an injury or accident


    • To perform procedures like tubal ligation


    • To treat conditions like hiatal hernia or an inguinal hernia


    • To completely remove or partially resect organs like uterus, spleen, gallbladder, colon etc.Can be done instead of laparotomy surgery


Advantages of Laparoscopy

    • Uses small incisions than a larger incision


    • Less stressful


    • Quite safe and effective procedure


    • Less or no complications


    • Lower costs than laparotomy for minor surgeries


    • No need of overnight stay in the hospital


    • Faster recovery time


    • Earlier return to full activities


    • Less pain and bleeding after the operation


    • Reduced scarring