Laparoscopic Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. Tiny incisions are made in the patient’s abdomen to perform the surgery.
Gas (carbon dioxide) is used to expand the abdominal cavity so Dr Nikam and A/Professor Chan can perform laparoscopy with a pencil-thin instrument called a laparoscope. It has a powerful light and a miniature camera that sends images of the surgical field to a high definition video monitor above the operating table.
The tiny incisions are usually placed through the umbilicus (belly button) for the laparoscope and additional accessory incisions in the abdomen are utilized, allowing slim operative instruments to be inserted.
Laparoscopy is used to diagnose and treat many different gynaecological conditions. At the conclusion of the surgery, the instruments are withdrawn, the gas released and the tiny incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures or skin glue (no sutures) below the skin. View More