A surgical procedure in which a fibre-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall. Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body.
There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus the more common, open procedure. Pain and hemorrhaging are reduced due to smaller incisions and recovery times are shorter.
The key element in laparoscopic surgery is the use of a laparoscope, a long fiber optic cable system which allows viewing of the affected area by snaking the cable from a more distant, but more easily accessible location.
Laproscopy is available at our clinic in its various forms:
- Laparoscopic Partial / Radical Nephrectomy
- Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
- Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy
- Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
- Laparoscopic Boari Flap / Reimplantation of ureter