Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is keyhole surgery where smaller cuts are made to pass camera and instruments inside the abdomen to inspect and operate on the organs inside the abdominal (belly) and pelvic area. It has advantages over traditional surgery, including more rapid recovery, reduced pain and much smaller scars. After laparoscopic surgery, often (but not always) you may not need to stay in hospital overnight.

How is Laparoscopic surgery done ?

Keyhole surgery is a type of surgery in which the surgeon uses only small cuts to get through the skin. It requires special training. People who have keyhole surgery usually recover quite quickly.

During laparoscopy a small cut is made in the abdomen. A thin tube containing a light and camera, known as a laparoscope, is then inserted to look inside the abdomen and pelvis. Gas is used to inflate the belly so the surgeon can see the organs properly.

One or more other small cuts may be made for other small instruments if needed.