Laparoscopic surgery, also known as
, is carried out with the aid of a camera inserted into the abdomen or pelvis. A small incision is made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope, a flexible lighted tube with a camera attached, is inserted so that structures within the abdomen and pelvis can be examined. The abdominal cavity is made more visible by distending it with an absorbable gas, usually carbon dioxide. A number of major and minor surgeries may be carried out. A variety of tubes and long, narrow instruments can be inserted through the same incision in the skin, or via other small incisions, facilitating a number of procedures without the need for a large surgical incision. The surgeon uses these instruments to manipulate, cut, remove and sew tissue. A number of procedures can be performed laparoscopically, including
, oesophageal surgery (laparoscopic fundoplication),
(laparoscopic colectomy), and surgery on the stomach and spleen. Most patients receive general anaesthetic during the procedure.
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Upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary neoplasia, including benign, pre-malignant, and malignant tumours of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, biliary system . . . .
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High risk obstetrics, Vaginal birth after c/section, Multiple pregnancy, Pre conception care, Infertility & IVF, Advanced laparoscopic surgery, Pelvic floor surgery, Colposcopy and Contraception . . . .
Dr Sebastianus Kwon is a General and Oesophago-gastric surgeon who graduated from University of New South Wales in 2000 . . . .
Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer, Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery, Benign Tumours of the Upper Gastro Tract, Cholecystectomy, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery . . . .
Professor Young performs laparoscopic and open surgery for complex colorectal diseases including primary and recurrent colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease . . . .