Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy. Keyhole surgery makes use of images displayed on TV monitors to magnify the surgical elements. Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities

There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions and less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, better cosmetic results and shorter recovery time. Patients are able to go back to work within one to two weeks.

The following procedures are done routinely by the laparoscopic urology team at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital:

  • Radical, simple and partial nephrectomy
  • Renal cyst surgery
  • Pyeloplasty, pyelolithotomy, ureterolithotomy
  • Uretero-ureterostomy, ureteric reimplantaion
  • Bladder diverticulectomy, bladder augmentation
  • Radical cystectomy
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal and iliac lymph node dissection
  • Varicocele ligation

All the endoscopic procedures done in urology are minimally invasive and include the following:

  • Endoscoic incision or laser ablation of strictures in the urethr , bladder neck or ureter
  • Prostate removal with thulium laser, vaporisation,rezium aqua ablation or green laser
  • Bladder tumour resection with laser
  • Bladder stone laser disintegration
  • Semi rigid or flexible ureteroscopy for stone ureter or kidney  with laser disintegration
  • Percutaneous removal of stone kidney
  • Percutaneous or internal drainage of obstructed kidney