Laparoscopic Urology Surgery
Laparoscopic Urology Surgery
Laparoscopic Urology Surgery

What is Laparoscopic surgery:

Laparoscopic surgery is ‘keyhole’ or ‘minimally invasive’ surgery. It is the technique of performing surgery through one or more very small skin incisions, rather than one large incision. Through these small incisions, ports are placed to pass a telescope and instruments, and carbon dioxide is used to inflate an operating work space. Laparoscopic surgery’s main advantages are the reduction of pain and shortening of recovery period compared to traditional open surgical incisions. Other potential advantages include a close-up and magnified view of internal organs allowing precise surgery, as well as reduced blood loss and a superior cosmetic appearance. Laparoscopic surgery has been the standard of care for many years in various surgical fields (such as gall bladder and kidney removal), and when performed by a trained surgeon is as safe and effective as open surgery.


Advantages over open surgeries:

Less blood loss
Shorter hospital stay
Smaller incision/ scars
Less postoperative pain
Quicker return to work
Lesser postoperative stress
Lesser complications

Common Urological Laparoscopic operations

Laparoscopic nephrectomy (removal of kidney – for cancer or other destructive kidney diseases)
Laparoscopic removal of kidney cysts
Laparoscopic pyeloplasty (reconstruction of the urine-collecting system of the kidney for obstruction between the kidney and ureter)
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal gland)
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (for prostate cancer)
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (removing part of a kidney for cancer)
Laparoscopic kidney stone removal
Laparoscopic varicocele repair (for enlarged and painful veins around the testis)
Laparoscopic Ureteric Reimplantation
Laparoscopic Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF) Repair