Laparoscopic surgery is an often desirable alternative to an open surgical procedure, also called minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery.
This minimally invasive option helps surgeons and patients achieve effective surgical results with less pain, reduced bleeding, minimal scarring and quicker recovery.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed using a telescopic instrument with a video feed from its fiber optic cable system. The scope is inserted through small incision giving the surgeon the view of the surgical site to be treated. Small, thin surgical instruments can then be passed through few more smaller (~5mm) incisions to carryout the surgical procedure.
Types of laparoscopic surgeries I perform:
- Laparoscopic colo-rectal, gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery
- Laparoscopic benign colo-rectal surgery
- Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
- Laparoscopic appendectomy
- Laparoscopic bariatric procedures
- Laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures
- Laparoscopic small bowel procedures
- Laparoscopic hernia repair
- Laparoscopic diagnostic procedures
Main advantages of laparoscopic surgery:
- Laparoscopic procedures often require a shorter hospital stay than traditional open surgery
- Patients also experience less pain and bleeding after surgery
- As the incision wound is so much smaller than the large incision made in traditional open surgery
- Post-surgical scarring is significantly reduced