Keyhole or Laparoscopic or Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Surgery


Keyhole or Laparoscopic or Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Surgery Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery provides many benefits to patients. Rather than the surgeon doing the operation through a large incision (traditional open surgery), small cuts are made for long instruments to be inserted in to the abdomen to do the procedure. A laparoscopic [...]

Keyhole or Laparoscopic or Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotic Surgery2023-01-18T16:24:48+00:00



Gallstones Learn more about gallstone disease and the reason why it causes upper abdominal pains Gallstones are very common.  Some authorities say that 1 in 10 of forty to sixty year olds and 1 in 4 of the over sixties have gallstones.  Most people with gallstones do not know that they have them.  Gallstones are [...]


Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery


Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Keyhole surgery has revolutionised gallstone treatment for patients suffering upper abdominal pains. Gallstone disease is very common.  Gallstones can form in the gallbladder and they can give patients upper abdominal pains that sometimes radiate to the right shoulder blade.  This is called biliary colic.  Gallstones can lead to more worrying conditions such [...]

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery2023-01-18T14:30:09+00:00

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery


Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Hernias are very common.  They are abnormal openings in the abdominal wall muscles which allow abdominal contents to bulge outwards. With time they just get bigger and bigger and they are often painful and can sometimes cause strangulated or dead bowel.  They can arise after heavy lifting, coughing or straining or after [...]

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery2023-01-18T14:03:39+00:00

Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery


Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery Many bowel operations are now possible using laparoscopic or keyhole techniques and an Enhanced Recovery Program (see definitions section). Patients with diseased sections of bowel from bowel cancer, diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can have the diseased bowel excised through very small incisions.  Laparoscopic bowel [...]

Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery2023-01-18T14:01:48+00:00

Laparoscopic Prolapse or Rectopexy Surgery


Laparoscopic Prolapse or Rectopexy Surgery Keyhole surgery can help when the bowel prolapses out of the anus. In some patients with rectal prolapse, laparoscopic surgery can be of help.  It is sometimes called rectopexy surgery because the rectum is fixed into position in the pelvis to stop it prolapsing out of the bottom.  Sometimes part [...]

Laparoscopic Prolapse or Rectopexy Surgery2023-01-18T14:00:21+00:00

Laparoscopic Adhesions Surgery


Laparoscopic Adhesions Surgery Keyhole surgery is helpful for selected patients suffering chronic abdominal pain. Adhesions are bands of scar tissue in the abdomen.  They can be congenital and present from birth.  Sometimes they form in reaction to abdominal surgery.  Most of the time they cause nothing more than occasional abdominal pain but sometimes they cause [...]

Laparoscopic Adhesions Surgery2023-01-18T13:57:18+00:00

Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery


Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery Specialised surgery for selected endometriosis patients. Endometriosis is a condition where uterine cells located outside of the womb can cause pain and irritation in the abdomen.  In a few cases these uterine cells grow on the colon or rectum and they can cause abdominal pain and rectal bleeding.  Laparoscopic or keyhole [...]

Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery2023-01-18T13:55:29+00:00

Common Colorectal Operations


Common Colorectal Operations Doctors and medical students should be familiar with these five common colorectal operations Medical students and trainee doctors attached to my firm should make themselves familiar with the following five common major colorectal operations: Right Hemicolectomy In this operation the right side of the colon is removed because it is diseased [...]

Common Colorectal Operations2023-01-22T08:29:08+00:00
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