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    Laparoscopy will generally reduce the pain, blood loss, scars & recovery time will be shorter. During the procedure, thin needle was placed into the abdomen by which carbon dioxide gas will be introduced to blow up the abdominal cavity, which in turn gives the surgeon good visibility & space to work. Surgeons make 2 to 5 dime-sized cut into which they will insert hollow tubes known as trocars. A specialized fiberoptic telescope with video camera, known as laparoscope, will be inserted by one of the trocars, and allowing the surgeon to view inside the abdomen through a television monitor. The trocars were also used as paths for the slender surgical instruments, & aid in removal of the cancerous growths & organs. In case of hand-assisted laparoscopy, a slightly bigger incision will allows the surgeon to insert a hand inside abdomen to perform more complex surgery.

    Nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy : The complete or partial removal of kidney may necessary due to cancer, infection or any other kidney disease. During the laparoscopic nephrectomy, a kidney without cancer will be diced into very smaller pieces which are removed by the help of trocars. A cancer-containing kidney should be removed in one piece to prevent the spilling of the cancer cells. Removing it in one piece will also make it easy to diagnose the extent of cancer under the microscope. Prostatectomy: We will also offer laparoscopic removal of prostate gland to treat the prostate cancer, which will results in less blood loss, less pain & quicker recovery. This method also allows more exact placement of the sutures when compared to traditional radical prostatectomy.

    Renal cyst unroofing : When the cysts form on the kidney, they were generally benign; yet, they can become very painful and/or they infected, or affect the kidney function. When this happens, it is necessary to remove the outer lining of cyst to the release fluid and pressure, a method called as unroofing. During the laparoscopic renal cyst unroofing, we will place an ultrasound probe by a trocar to examine kidney for the additional cysts beneath the surface of it.

    Adrenalectomy : The adrenal gland will sits just above the kidney. Both the benign tumors (which can cause high blood pressure & other hormonal imbalances) and cancers must require the removal of adrenal gland. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is emerging and becoming the standard of the treatment for adrenal masses.

    Cystectomy & partial cystectomy : We also offer laparoscopic removal of bladder, called as a cystectomy, or part of the bladder, called as a partial cystectomy, to treat the bladder cancer. Our surgeons are also skilled at laparoscopically constructing the alternative means of the urine drainage.

    Lymph node dissection : The removal of pelvic & retroperitoneal lymph nodes was an important diagnostic tool which allows determining the extent of the urological cancer and also assessing the necessity of the surgery in future. We also use the lymph node dissection to effectively treat the urologic malignancies like testicular & bladder cancer. Laparoscopic removal of the lymph nodes is one of the first laparoscopic methods performed in urology.

    Pyeloplasty : A birth defect or a scar where the kidney will connects to the ureter is known as ureteropelvic junction obstruction, or UPJ obstruction. Repair of the UPJ obstruction is required to prevent the kidney damage. Surgeons will remove the scar or blockage through laparoscopically, then they carefully reconnect ureter to the kidney by fashioning it into a funnel shape structure. If essential, kidney stones will also removed simultaneously.

    Ureterolysis : Ureters obstructed by the retroperitoneal fibrosis will require surgery to free them from the surrounding scar like tissue. Laparoscopy will also allows a magnified image of this delicate process.  

    Authored By DR.R.K.Sinha