Now most of the urological surgeries can be done with laparoscopy
The Urologic laparoscopy offers many urologic surgeries that are minimally invasive. Laparoscopic surgery involves using a video camera and instruments through small openings on the patient's abdominal wall. The surgeon operates by watching a television monitor using these instruments. State-of-the-art monitors, cameras, and instruments are utilized in laparoscopic surgery.
Using the laparoscopic approach, surgery is performed without the surgeon's hands ever touching the inside of the patient's abdomen. Equal surgical outcomes are achieved. Patients have less pain compared to open surgery. Patients have a shorter stay in the hospital and a faster recovery.
This also means a quicker return to their normal activities. In addition, instead of the conventional open larger incisional scar, laparoscopic surgery scars are much smaller and thus superior cosmetically.
Laparoscopic surgery is performed for various urologic disorders, including cancer and benign condition of the kidney and ureter as mentioned below.
- Donor Nephrectomy
- Lymphocele Marsupialisation
- Nephrectomy Simple & Complex (XGP)
- Partial Nephrectomy
- Radical Nephrectomy
- Radical Nephroureterectomy
Thus if you need any urological procedure aks your doctor about options of laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Rakesh Rai, MS, FRCS, MD, CCT, ASTS Fellow.