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 laparoscopic surgeon in Delhi-NCR is as safe and effective as open surgery.

The following operations are now regularly performed laparoscopically:

  • 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)

Other less commonly performed procedures include:

  • 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)