At TMC, Laparoscopic (Key Hole) Surgery is conducted for the following:
- Gallstones, Appendix, Hernia, Addhesiolysis, Fundoplication, Varicose veins, Obesity (Bariatric) Surgery, Ovarian Cyst Excision, Tubal Ligation, Hysterectomy etc.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is the technique of performing surgery by making small cuts (5-10 mm usually) over abdomen and inserting special instruments through them. Hence the name 'keyhole' surgery. The surgeon performs surgery using these special instruments, one of which is a camera, while looking at the image on a screen.
The advantage of this procedure over traditional surgery is that since there is absence of a large incision, pain is much less, recovery is faster, hospital stay is less, complications are less.
On top of this, there is a cosmetic benefit of absence of scar!!
Nowadays, we perform almost all abdominal surgeries laparoscopically including those for appendicitis, gallstones, hernia, GERD (reflux disease), peptic ulcers, achalasia cardia, spleen removal, pancreatic surgery, liver surgery, surgery for cancers of stomach, foodpipe (esophagus), small intestine and large intestine (colon and rectal cancers), hysterectomy (uterus removal) and nephrectomy (kidney removal).
In addition, we also perform specialized surgeries like those for morbid obesity laparoscopically. One of our award winning videos has been for sympathectectomy for excessive sweating over palms, axilla and feet.
So, welcome to the world of Minimal Access Surgery.
Advantages of keyhole surgery:
- Minimal pain
- Fast recovery
- Shorter hospitalization
- Faster return to daily routine
- Earlier return to work
- Less wound infection complications
- Less chances of post-operative chest infection