Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure which is used for examining the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low risk, minimally invasive procedure in which only small incisions are made. During the procedure, surgeon use an instrument called laparoscope that allows them to look inside the abdomen. Laparoscope is a long and thing tube with a high-resolution camera and high-intensity light. Laparoscope is inserted through the incision in the abdominal wall. With its movements, the camera sends images to a video monitor.

We at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Gastroenterology & GI Surgeries perform laparoscopy with the help of our renowned surgeons specialized in minimally invasive techniques. We are equipped with latest technology equipment and a state-of-the-art care center.

Conditions

Laparoscopy is commonly performed to identify and diagnose the source of pelvic or abdominal pain. It is performed when other noninvasive methods are unable to respond the problems. Laparoscopy is performed when ultrasound, CT scan or MRI tests don’t provide ample information or insight for a diagnosis.

Following organs can be examined through laparoscopy:

Liver
Gallbladder
Appendix
Pancreas
Spleen
Small and large bowel
Stomach
Pelvic or reproductive organs

Following conditions can be detected through laparoscopy:

Liver disease
An abdominal mass or tumor
Fluid in the abdominal cavity
The degree to which a cancer has progressed
The effectiveness of certain treatments

Procedure

Laparoscopy is commonly done as an outpatient procedure, meaning that you will be able to go home the very day as your surgery. It can be performed in an outpatient surgical center or a hospital. Below are given some points revealing how the procedure is performed:

During the procedure, you are given a local anesthesia, so that you do not feel pain
An incision, then, will be made below your ribs and a cannula will be inserted. The cannula is utilized for inflating your abdomen with the carbon dioxide gas; it allows doctors to see abdominal organs more clearly.
In the third phase, the laparoscope is inserted through one of the incision, allowing the surgeons to see your organs in real time.
Other small incisions allow the surgeon to insert equipments or surgical tools to perform the surgery.
After the surgery, the incisions are closed with stitches or surgical tapes.

Benefits of Laparoscopy

Faster recovery
Shorter hospital stay
Less post operative discomforts and pain
Early return to daily activities
Smaller scars
High success rate

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