Minimally Invasive Surgery2023-02-07T10:15:48+00:00

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Rather than conducting an 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. Also called keyhole or laparoscopic surgery.

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 [...]


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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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