The department of Laparoscopic Surgery in SUHRC aims at providing minimal pain tpatients. Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery is a specialized technique for performing surgery. It is alsknown as keyhole or band-aid surgery due the small size of the surgical incisions. In the past, this technique was commonly used for gynaecologic surgery and for gall bladder surgery.
In traditional “open” surgery the surgeon uses a single incision tenter intthe abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery uses several 0.5-1cm incisions. Each incision is called a “port.” At each port, a tubular instrument known as a trocar is inserted. Specialized instruments and a special camera known as a laparoscope are passed through the trocars during the procedure. Requiring minimum incision, this form of surgery can be done for a wide range of procedures – from hernia operation tremoval of tumours and ulcers.