Appointment & Ambulance

HELPLINE : 01733351613

What is laparoscopy? Laparoscopy (pronounced "lap-a-ross-coe-pee") is a surgical procedure performed using special instruments using very small incisions in the abdomen. A thin pencil-shaped instrument called a laparoscope is used so that the surgeon can see the inside of the abdomen on a television monitor. Laparoscope-like lenses to enlarge the body, bright lights to illuminate them, and a tiny video camera. The camera sends pictures of the body to a television monitor in the operating room. Special surgical instruments can be inserted through a laparoscope and through a small hole nearby. This type of surgery is called "minimally invasive" because very small holes are used. However, you can now perform basic procedures using this method. The term laparoscopy is used when such surgery is performed on the abdomen. "Laparo" comes from the Greek word and means "side", which is the direction of the body between the ribs and the buttocks. Doctors use this term for the weak. The term "population" means a review or study. In the past, many procedures were performed through a large hole in the abdomen, but now laparoscopy can be performed with a small incision. In some cases, such as gallbladder disease, laparoscopy has become the preferred surgical technique. What is the purpose of laparoscopy? Laparoscopy can be used to diagnose or treat a variety of conditions. Or it can be used to diagnose the problem and treat it in the same operation. Diagnostic laparoscopy allows the doctor to look at the abdominal devices and see their normal or abnormal appearance. Physical examination, laboratory examination, X-ray and computer recording do not show exactly what is wrong and the diagnosis is valuable when direct examination of the body is required. It can help diagnose abdominal pain, pelvic pain, infertility and other abdominal problems. During the diagnostic laparoscopy, the doctor took a sample of the tissue and a biopsy with small scissors and other instruments. Tissue can be examined under a microscope to determine if it is normal. Laparoscopy can be used to determine the stage of a specific cancer. The stage indicates how far the cancer has progressed. Hospital emergency departments may use laparoscopy to make treatment decisions for patients with trauma or accidental injuries. The procedure can "see" internal bleeding or other problems that would not otherwise be detected. Surgical laparoscopy allows the doctor to treat any illness or condition. It usually involves the removal of diseased tissue or repair of abdominal damage. Laparoscopy is also used in the reproductive system of women who are infertile or have difficulty conceiving. Laparoscopic surgery is also called: Minimally invasive operation because the operation is performed through the smallest incisions. Abdominal surgery Because laparoscopes used for abdominal surgery are usually inserted through a small incision (umbilical cord or navel) near the abdomen. Since laparoscopic incisions are very small, they can be covered with an adhesive bandage. Endoscopic surgery is called an endoscope because it is an instrument used for minimally invasive procedures on other parts of the body except the abdomen. Can the operation be performed in a minimally invasive manner? Dozens of different operations are now performed using these new minimally invasive tactics. These include operations on the abdomen, heart, reproductive organs, nerves, ears, nose, cavities, throat, joints, thoracic organs, ureters and blood vessels. These techniques are used in both plastic and reconstructive surgery.


What Are The Advantages Of Laparoscopy? 

  • removal of a damaged or diseased spleen; 
  • inguinal hernia repairs, when part of the intestine bulges through a weakened segment of the abdominal wall; 
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). 
  • some problems of the colon (large intestine) or rectum; and 
  • removal of an infected or inflamed appendix. Laparoscopy is easier on the patient because it uses a few very small incisions. For example, traditional "open surgery" on the abdomen usually requires a four- to five-inch incision through layers of skin and muscle. In laparoscopic surgery, the doctor usually makes two to three incisions that are about a half-inch long.