Diseases & Treatment

Laparoscopic Surgery or Minimal Access Surgery has brought in a surgical revolution. All types of surgeries can be done with the help of a laparoscope.
In laparoscopic surgery, 3 or 4 holes of ½ cm or 1 cm are made instead of a big incision (cut). A telescope which is also known as Laparoscope is inserted through a 1 cm cut and the image is seen on a monitor. The image is 10 to 15 times magnified. Other instruments are inserted through the other holes to perform the operation looking at the monitor. It is a highly skilled procedure which requires rigorous training.

Operations which can be performed laparoscopically:

  • Gallstone disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Abdominal wall hernia - umbilical, periumbilical, epigastric
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Adrenal gland disease
  • Disease of small and large intestine including cancer

Laparoscopic can be used as a diagnostic tool also. Sometimes diagnosis cannot be made with ultrasound, CT scan, MRI. Diagnostic laparoscopy may be done to come to a diagnosis


  • Less pain
  • Early recovery and back to normal work
  • Cosmetic


  • Risk of anaesthesia
  • Risks associated with any surgical procedure such as bleeding, injury to organs, infection

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