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What is Laparoscopy & It's Types?

Laparoscopy is a kind of surgery where instead of making a big incision on the tummy we are going to make small holes in the tummy and introduce sleek and long instruments like a camera, scissors, and tissue-holding forceps and do the surgery with very small scar. Since the scars are very small (say less than a centimeter) it is also popularly known as Keyhole Surgery.

Laparoscopy involves the use of the latest advanced gadgets including TV monitors LED lights source 3chip/ 3D/ 4k camera devices, gas insufflators, and multiple energy devices.

Laparoscopy Types

Laparoscopy surgery is used two ways one for diagnosis is called Diagnostic Laparoscopy and the other one is for treatment is called Therapeutic Laparoscopy.

Here are the Types of Laparoscopic Surgery:

Today Laparoscopic Surgery is most commonly performed for the removal of: 

    • Gallbladder Stones 

    • Appendix 

    • Uterus, and 

    • Hernia Repair Procedures.

Laparoscopy Surgery is also used for bariatric weight-reducing procedures like:

    • Sleeve Gastrectomy 

    • MGB 

    • Duodenal Switch 

    • Gastric Banding etc. 

Laparoscopic Surgeries are now increasingly performed for other GI conditions like:

    • GERD and Hiatus Hernia

    • Closure  of Duodenal Perforation 

    • Splenectomy  

    • Colectomies, and  

    • Liver Resections

This is just a glimpse of laparoscopy. For further information and personal consultation about your specific health issues, feel free to contact Dr. Sujay BRBangalore’s Best General, Laparoscopic Surgeon & Laser Proctologist