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Laparocopy

Using state of the art technology

Marbella Surgery offers you laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery to treat you in the least invasive way possible.  Our surgical team has years of training and expertise in this area, resulting in successful clinical outcomes.

What is laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique which allows the surgeon to see into the abdominal and/or pelvic cavity with the use of a laparoscope.  A laparoscope is a long thin instrument with a light source at its tip, to light up the inside of the cavity.  Fibreoptic fibres carry images from a lens, also at the tip of the instrument, to a video monitor, which the surgeon and other theatre staff can view in real time.  The laparoscope can be moved around within the abdominal or pelvic cavity to give several different views.

Laparoscopic surgery is used for different surgical interventions with the main objective to cure or correct diseases with minimal risk to patients.  Three of four small incisions are made so that the optical tube as well as various surgical instruments, can be introduced into the cavity.  The cavity is then filled with air so it becomes hollow which allows the surgeon to see and operate effectively.  The theatre time varies with different interventions however it is much quicker than open surgery.

Interventions

Laparoscopic surgery is used in the following procedures:

  • Cholecystectomy – removal of the gall bladder
  • Obesity surgery – gastric band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve
  • Hiatus hernia repair – if you suffer from gastric reflux you may have a hiatus hernia
  • Bowel surgery – removal of tumours and in inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Groin hernias

Advantages

  • Less pain then open surgery
  • Aesthetically better than open surgery as there are only small incisions
  • Reduction in hospital stay and reduced risk of complications therefore for most people this means they can return to work and normal life soon after the operation with a minimal recovery period