Laparoscopic Surgeries

General & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Expect minimally invasive surgical procedures and modern surgeries for reduced- hospital stays, recovery time, and discomfort.

Laparoscopic Appendicectomy: The appendix is a narrow pouch that sits in the lower right part of the abdomen. Laparoscopic appendectomy is a minimally invasive surgery done to remove the appendix through several small incisions. During a laparoscopic appendectomy, the surgeon will make a few small incisions in your abdomen and access your appendix through them. From one of the incisions, a small and narrow tube known as a cannula will be inserted, and it is used to inflate the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas and allows the surgeon to see your appendix more clearly. The surgeon will then place other instruments from other small incisions and remove the appendix. Once the appendix is removed, the surgeon will close the incisions. 

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove the gallbladder. It is a less invasive method than open cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive surgery where your surgeon will make 3-4 tiny incisions. The surgeon uses a long, thin tube known as a laparoscope, which has a small camera (display the organ view on the monitor) and surgical tools attached to it. The tube is put in through one of the incisions. The doctor performs the surgery while checking at a monitor, and the gallbladder is removed through one of the incisions.

Laparoscopic CBD exploration: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is an efficient, cost-effective, and minimally invasive procedure for treating choledocholithiasis. Common bile duct exploration is a procedure, which is done to see if something is causing blockage of bile flow from your liver and gallbladder to the intestine. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, also known as Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, involves reinforcing the “valve” between the esophagus and stomach, done by wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the lowest portion of the esophagus. 

Laparoscopic adhesiolysis: Adhesiolysis is a surgical procedure done to remove or segregate adhesions in order to regain the normal anatomy and function of the organ, as well as for reducing the pain. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis is one of the medical procedures to approach the lysis of adhesions in your body. 

Laparoscopic hernia repair: Laproscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done to repair the protrusion. During laparoscopic hernia repair, various small incisions are made where there is a protrusion. Through these incisions, surgical tools are inserted into the openings to repair the hernia. This kind of surgery can be performed with or without surgical mesh (a medical device that supports the damaged tissue around the hernia during its healing phase).

Laparoscopic Rectopexy: Laparoscopic rectopexy is one of the surgeries that is used to repair rectal prolapse. During this surgery, the rectum is restored to its normal position in the pelvis to ensure that it no more protrudes through the anus. Generally, the rectum is secured with stitches, often along with mesh. During laparoscopic surgery, some tiny incisions are made, and a laparoscope (a long, thin camera) is placed through an incision near the abdomen to see inside the abdomen. Through other small incisions, instruments are placed to perform the surgery.

Laparoscopic vagotomy: Vagotomy is a procedure to surgically remove a part of the whole portion of the vagus nerve, which controls the digestive system. The vagus nerve stimulates gastrointestinal functions such as acid production for digestion and moving the food through the gastrointestinal system (peristalsis).

Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy:  This is an operation for achalasia of the cardia, a condition in which the muscle in the lower esophagus fails to relax and therefore hinders the passage of food and fluid into the stomach. During laparoscopic cardiomyotomy, small incisions are made in the abdomen and laparoscopic instruments are introduced. The lower esophagus is approached and a lengthwise cut is made in the lower esophagus muscle layer. As this procedure is often complicated by acid reflux post-operation, a partial or complete fundoplication may also perform at the same time to minimise this complication. 

Laparoscopic assisted colectomy: Laparoscopy-assisted colectomy (LAC), as a minimally invasive technique, is widely used for resectable tumors. It is mainly used during a specific stage of the tumor. Your doctor will examine you, and after knowing the stage of the tumor, they will decide which procedure is good for you. This can also be done for various other medical conditions.

Diagnostic laparoscopic and biopsy: Exploratory laparoscopy, also termed as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a minimally invasive method for the diagnosis of intra-abdominal diseases through inspecting the intra-abdominal organs. Exploratory laparoscopy also allows culture acquisition, tissue biopsy, and a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Laproscopic bariatric surgery: When a bariatric surgery is performed using a laparoscope, where only smaller incisions are made to perform the weight loss surgery, it is known as laparoscopic bariatric surgery. 

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