Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
Laparoscopic kidney surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which is carried out through very small cuts made on your belly with special instruments. A small probe-like instrument called a laparoscope is used, which gives the surgeon, a clear view of the internal organs on a monitor.
Laparoscopic kidney surgery can be performed to treat patients with symptoms of kidney diseases resulting in kidney failure, infection, kidney stones, obstruction, dysplasia and renal hypertension. Kidney tumours which are of localized type and of size up to 12-15 centimetres can be removed by laparoscopic surgery. This type of surgery takes nearly 2 to 2½ hours.
The advantages of laparoscopic kidney surgery include:
- Post-operative complications of the bowel can be avoided.
- The healing time is faster thus shortening the hospital stay.
- Post-operative pain is less and thus you can resume normal activities earlier.
- Scarring is minimal because of the smaller cuts.