Laparoscopic Surgery in Hobart

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as

Laparoscopy

or Keyhole Surgery, 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. A variety of 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. A number of major and minor surgeries may be carried out by a

General Surgeon

. A number of procedures can be performed laparoscopically, including

gallbladder removal

,

appendix removal

,

oesophageal surgery

,

colon surgery

, and surgery on the stomach and spleen.

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