Project Description

Laparoscopy – Gastroenterology at Phoenix Hospital Bangalore

One of the wonders of medical science is ability to get the treatment for the abdominal disorder without undergoing surgery. Many patients get anxious/ distressed with the thought of surgery, hospital stay, pain and wound healing, loss of independence in doing own’s daily activity, food restriction etc. But laparoscopy surgery has made it a talk of past. Before knowing about the benefits of laparoscopy, let’s check about it.

Laparoscopy is an invasive procedure also known as minimal invasive surgery; it is performed either to check the real time situation inside the abdomen or obtain biopsy for diagnosis or to treat the abdominal condition by excising or sewing through it. Laparoscopy is recommended for diagnostic purpose only when the CT OR MRI images could not provide clear understanding or confirmation of the disease cause. An instrument named Laparoscope which is a thin and long tube having a high-intensity light and camera of high resolution at the rear end; is inserted inside the abdomen through a small incision in the abdominal wall measuring 0.5 – 1.0 cms.

Benefits of Laparoscopy -Diagnosis:

  • Real-time understanding of the disease and criticality (Mass/tumor/fluid in abdomen/liver disease)

  • Effectiveness of certain treatment (cancer treatment)

  • Low risk

Benefits of Laparoscopy -Surgery:

  • Smaller incision, smaller scar

  • Less pain

  • Faster wound healing

  • Shorter hospital-stay

  • Faster Recovery

Gastroenterology and Laparoscopy:

Laparoscopic surgery is recommended for treating abdominal or intestinal conditions like – severe constipation, ulcerative colitis, Colon polyps, rectal prolapse, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, cancer, bowel incontinence, removal of diseased colon, rectum, appendix, large intestine, small intestine, gall bladder; and in case of prolapse it stitches the organ back in proper position.

Laparoscopy – Gynaecology & Obstetrics at Phoenix Hospital Bangalore

Woman complaining of excess bleeding or abdominal pain might be a sign of suffering from a complicated condition which may be traumatic – physically, emotionally and psychologically for patient. And the specialist who are able to treat her without undertaking surgery, without scarring her body, maintaining independency in daily life process are providing a second life to her. Laparoscopy enables Surgeon to get the real time view of the condition and provide accurate diagnosis and recommend the appropriate treatment plan and guide her in maintaining the quality of life.

Laparoscopy also known as key-hole surgery or minimal invasive surgery performed for many non-gynaecologic and gynaecologic conditions, for diagnostic and treatment purpose. Laparoscopy involves insertion of a long thin fibre-optic based probe called laparoscope inside the lower abdomen through an incision of 0.5 -1.0 cms size. Laparoscope has a high-resolution camera and high intensity light at the rear end which provides the real time picture of inside of the abdomen. The diagnostic laparoscopy has helped many surgeons in resolving the cause of infertility in many women by enabling them to treat conditions like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease without surgery and faster recovery.

Laparoscopy surgery for diagnosis:

  • Chronic pelvic pain

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Ovarian cysts or tumour

  • Pelvic adhesions

  • Pelvic abscess

  • Ectopic pregnancy

  • Infertility

  • Reproductive cancers

Laparoscopic Surgery for treatment:

  • Hysterectomy/removal of the uterus

  • Oophorectomy/removal of the ovaries

  • Cystectomy/removal of ovarian cysts

  • Myomectomy/removal of fibroids

  • Removal of tubal ligation

  • Blocking blood flow to fibroids

  • Endometrial tissue ablation

  • Burch procedure forurinary incontinence

  • Treatment of prolapsed uterus

  • Treatment of ectopic pregnancy

  • Treatment of gynaecologic cancers

Benefits of Laparoscopy -Diagnosis:

  • Real-time understanding of the disease and criticality (Mass/tumor/fluid in abdomen/liver disease)

  • Effectiveness of certain treatment (cancer treatment)

  • Low risk

Benefits of Laparoscopy -Surgery:

  • Smaller incision, smaller scar

  • Less pain

  • Faster wound healing

  • Shorter hospital-stay