Laparoscopy

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