Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which, instead of making large incisions on the abdomen, the surgeon makes small (typically 5-10 mm) nicks in the abdominal wall. Through these openings, specialized instruments and endoscope are introduced inside the patient’s body to examine and treat various organs and their ailments.

Your doctor may recommend laparoscopy to examine and treat the diseases of the following organs:

  • Esophagus (food pipe)
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine
  • Rectum
  • Abdominal wall (for hernias)
  • Liver
  • Gall Bladder
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen