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The laparoscope has radically changed the old order of open surgery to a new era of key-hole surgery. Continued advancements in technology and the skill of surgeons promise to make an even bigger impact in the future. A laparoscope is a narrow tube that can be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a short incision and can be connected to a video monitor.
Using a laparoscope and long instruments inserted through 1/4 to 1/2 inch incisions, highly trained and skilled surgeons are able to perform surgical procedures that previously required long incisions and prolonged periods of recovery. Using laparoscopic surgery, operative procedures that previously required extended hospital stays are now frequently performed as outpatient procedures.
 
The main advantages of laparoscopic surgery are :
  • Minimal hospital stay
  • Small incision
  • No blood loss
  • Negligible scar
  • Early return to work
 
The Consultants at AMC have extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery, The following advanced laparoscopic procedures are performed at AMC:
  • Diagnostic:
  • Biopsy
  • Curative:
  • Laparoscopic removal of the gall bladder
  • Laparoscopic removal of the appendix
  • Laparoscopic gastroesophageal reflux procedures
  • Laparoscopic removal of the spleen
  • Laparoscopic division of adhesions
  • Laparoscopic excision of various abdominal tumours
  • Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic repair of inguinal and ventral hernias