Laparoscopy – Minimally Invasive Surgery

“Surgical cuts as small as 2mm, faster healing.”
What is Laparoscopy?

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Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS) or keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed with video assistance through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5cm) as compared to larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures.

How does a Laparoscopic system work ?

The key element in laparoscopic surgery is the use of a laparoscope. The Laparoscope has a high definition digital camera which allows detail vision for structure in the abdomen. There is also an attached fiber optic cable system connected to a ‘cold’ light source (halogen or xenon), to illuminate the operative field. The laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen through a 5 mm or 10 mm cannula or trocar to view the operative field, and the surgery is then performed using special precision laparoscopic instruments, with the surgeons viewing the entire procedure live on a screen.

Conceptually, the laparoscopic approach is intended to minimise post-operative pain and speed up recovery times, while maintaining an enhanced visual field for surgeons.

Laparoscopy is an acquired skill and a surgeon has to train long to achieve proficiency.

Advantages of Laparoscopy over conventional surgery
  • Reduced haemorrhaging , which reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.
  • Smaller incision, which reduces pain and shortens recovery time.
  • Less pain, leading to less pain medication required.
  • Hospital stay is less, and often with a same day discharge which leads to a faster return to everyday living.
  • Reduced exposure of internal organs to possible external contaminants thereby reducing risk of acquiring infections.
Modern Hitech Laparoscopy

Modern hitech laparoscopy uses Hi-definition (HD) video imagery and 3D laparoscopy technologies. These give the surgeons more realistic images to work with, leading to hi-precision surgery.

Mini Laparoscopy

Advances in technology and engineering have given rise to mini-laparoscopy, which involves more finer and delicate instruments to perform the same surgeries as laparoscopy. Mini laparoscopy incisions are in the range of 3- 3.5 mm and this has the advantage that stitches are not required to close them. Most of the incisions are closed with a steristrip (a thinner and narrower variety of bandaid like plaster). Hence the patient can have a bath on his wounds the very next day after surgery. Further smaller incisions mean lesser pain and faster recovery.

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Ailments treated by Laparoscopy
  • Appendicitis
  • Gall Bladder stones (Cholelithiasis)
  • Hernia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Family planning operation for women
  • Close duodenal / stomach / intestinal perforations
  • Peritoneal (Abdomen) biopsy/disease identification
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RK – Leaders in Laparoscopy Surgery
  • Dedicated laparoscopy team, internationally trained surgeons
  • Cutting edge Stryker HDTV Laparoscopy System with Xenon Light Source
  • Harmonic Scalpel
  • Laparoscopic Stapler technology
  • Support Team of nurses and postoperative care
  • Pioneers in Daycare surgery (which involves many laparoscopic procedures) in India – discharge in 24 hours or less
Chief Laparoscopic Surgeon

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Dr. Rajeev Premnath
  • MBBS, MS (Gen Surg)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery
  • Diploma in Laparoscopy (Strasbourg, France)
  • 3D hernia mesh surgery training at Day Hospital, Venice Mestre, Italy
  • MIPH (Minimally Invasive Procedure for Haemorrhoids) training at Singapore General Hospital
  • Laparoscopy training at Essen General Hospital, Germany
  • Minimal Access Surgery training at IRCAD – European Institute of TeleSurgery, France
  • SILS – Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery training at National University of Health, Singapore
  • Performed the first VAAFT surgery for Anal fistula in Karnataka
 
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Questions?
Speak with a Laparoscopy Specialist

Call +91 80 40 800 103

Email helpdesk@rkhealth.com