Laparoscopic Surgery Articles


Laparoscopic Surgery FAQs

2 February, 2015

What is Laparoscopy? A surgeon accesses the insides of the abdomen by making small incisions in the skin by using a special type of surgical procedure known as laparoscopy. A small tube with a light source and a camera called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision The laparoscope relays the images of the insides …


Robotic Surgery vs Laparoscopic Surgery

20 November, 2014

We are all aware of robotic technology being used to support and drive laparoscopic techniques in surgery these days. There have been many propositions of using the same technology in driving open surgeries and while medical engineering students are yet to come up with such solutions, we run a quick comparison between the processes of …


Laparoscopic Surgery For Uterine Fibroids

28 March, 2014

What is laparoscopic surgery for fibroid uterus? Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that appear either inside, on the outside, or in the wall of the uterus. These commonly appear during childbearing years but can occur at any age. Most uterine fibroids are harmless, and you may not even notice any symptoms. However, some may cause intense …


Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery

11 March, 2014

What is Hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is the most commonly performed gynaecological procedure that involves the surgical removal of the uterus. Hysterectomy may be complete (removal of the uterus body, fundus and cervix) or partial (removal of the uterus body, leaving the cervix intact). Hysterectomy may be performed as an open surgery (abdominal hysterectomy, most commonly …


Weight Loss Surgery – Which one should I choose?

28 June, 2016

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, helps an obese patient to lose weight to lower his/her risk to medical issues associated with excess body weight. “Every 10 KG increase, reduces the life span by 3 years” says Dr. Pradeep Chowbey, Vice Chairman of Max Healthcare and Director of Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and …


Hernia Repair Surgery: FAQ

5 January, 2015

1. What is Hernia? A condition in which a part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity, causing pain and discomfort, is known as Hernia. Abdomen is the most prone region for hernia. A swelling in the affected region is the most common symptom of hernia. A bulge on …


Minimally Invasive Surgery vs Open Surgery

20 November, 2014

Surgery is often the only option left after prolonged illness or late diagnosis of an infarction in its advanced stages. In this article, we shall compare the most important aspects of open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Open Surgery As is well-known, open surgery is the traditional method of treating target internal organs by gaining …


da Vinci Robotic Surgery: Risks & Complications

20 November, 2014

A lot has been discussed about the advantages and limitations of da Vinci robotic surgery and the possibilities that it has of giving a great back up to the laparoscopic processes.  A topic of debate and discussion that often comes up in relation with robotics surgery is whether it can withstand the test of time …


Robotic Surgery: Pros & cons

20 November, 2014

Minimally invasive surgeries come as a respite to all those patients who dread the idea of going into a state of unconsciousness after a dose of general anesthesia and being operated upon by a team of doctors who gain access to his or her internal organs through a single large abdominal incision. The idea of …


Role of Keyhole Surgery in Spinal Ailments

12 March, 2014

When a person suffers from severe back or neck pain, the discs that connect the bones and ligaments comprising the spinal cord, get severely damaged. If the discs get herniated leading to neurological issues, the harniated part of this disc needs to be removed through the process of microdissection. This is where the role of …


Bariatric Surgery: Lose weight instantly

12 March, 2014

What is bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery makes changes to the digestive tract so that food intake is restricted, food is not broken down in the stomach, and/or its absorption in the intestine is constrained. A reduction in a number of nutrients absorbed by the body allows patients to lose weight and counter the various risks posed …


Minimal Access Surgery: What You Need To Know

12 March, 2014

What is minimal access surgery? Minimal access surgery (MAS), also called laparoscopic surgery, is one that is done through one or more small incisions in the body cavity instead of a large incision. Surgeons pass special instruments fitted with camera (known as laparoscope) that allow them to access and view the area in question better than …


Gall Bladder Stones: One-Day Hospitalization Surgery

4 March, 2014

What is cholecystectomy? Treatment for gall bladder stones (or gall stones) involves either medication to dissolve gallstones or surgery to remove the gall bladder. Medication may take months or years for the stones to dissolve completely and is generally reserved for those who are unable to undergo surgery. The surgical procedure for treating gallstones is …


Spleen Removal: Laparoscopic Splenectomy

19 November, 2013

What is laparoscopic splenectomy? Splenectomy surgery removes the spleen, a delicate organ near the stomach, just under the left rib cage. Spleen is an important organ for the body’s immune system as it contains special white blood cells that destroy invading bacteria and keeps the body safe from infections. It is a site for red …


How Safe is Laparoscopic Appendix Removal?

19 November, 2013

What is laparoscopic appendectomy? Laparoscopic appendectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the appendix from the body. The small, pouch-like tissue extending from the large intestine is removed by making few small incisions in the abdomen, inserting video camera, light fitted scope (laparoscope) and special tools and removing the appendix by following images …


LAVH Surgery: Laproscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

30 November, 2003

Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH Surgery) is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through the vagina. If the need is, the surgeon also removes the Fallopian tubes and ovaries from the uterus. With the use of Laparoscopic tools, this procedure disconnects the uterus from the ligaments that connect it to the other organs in …



27 January, 2015

ERCP FAQ: What is ERCP? The full form of ERCP is endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography. It is a procedure that determines and helps us scan and visualize the internal structure of the duodenum. It is performed by inserting the duodenoscope (having the camera and light source on a pen like flexible tube) through the mouth. The …


15 Questions to ask your surgeon

11 December, 2014

Whenever a patient is prescribed to go through tests and ready himself/herself for a surgical procedure, a number of questions run in the patient’s as well as his/her family members’ minds. Owing to the urgency of the situation, it becomes confusing to them as to which question they should ask the surgeon and which they …


Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System FAQ

24 November, 2014

What is Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System? The Da Vinci robotic surgical system is an automated system that accomplishes all laparoscopy related surgical procedures through the use of a robot with four arms. The system is developed around the fact that technology can be used to add precision, comfort, accuracy and pain-less to minimally invasive surgery. …


How well do you know the Da Vinci Robot?

20 November, 2014

Ever since robotics surgery became popular, the medical fraternity has revealed the immense possibilities of making specialized surgery processes automated through the use of the main machine in this technology – the da Vinci robot. Practitioners of robotic surgery in India, China, Japan and other developing countries are able to put the process as the …

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