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SURGICAL CONDITIONS - Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is commonly performed procedure to Investigate and some key hole surgeries on abdominal and pelvic organs.

Laparoscopy is direct visualization of the abdominal organ.by using a laparoscope. The laparoscope is a long thin telescope with a light source at its tip, to light up the inside of the abdomen or pelvis. Fibreoptic fibres carry images from a lens, also at the tip of the instrument, to a video monitor, which the surgeon and other theatre staff can view in real time.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is pumped into the abdomen. This gas helps to separate the organs inside the abdominal cavity, making it easier for the physician to see the reproductive organs during laparoscopy. The gas is removed at the end of the procedure.

At present the Keyhole Surgery Centre offers a range of procedures. These include:

  • Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias
  • Laparoscopic removal of the gall bladder
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures
  • Laparoscopic removal of the appendix
  • Laparoscopic division of adhesions
  • Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding
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