The Department of General and Laparoscopic surgery at Zulekha hospital is well equipped with all general surgical elective and emergency cases.

The primary goal of the department is to provide a comprehensive array of surgical procedures using minimal access techniques with fewer post-surgical complications and faster patient recovery. It is a unique facility providing the highest quality treatment and patient care using the latest technology, operating theatres and high-end ICU back up. Our aim is to provide the best treatment procedures to make the hospitalization process easier for patients.

Minimal Access Surgery

Minimal Access Surgery is completed with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision. The surgeon passes a telescope with video camera through a small incision (usually only ¼’’ long) into a body cavity. He/she then views the surgery on a TV monitor. Surgical instruments are then passed through other similar little incisions. The surgeon examines and operates on the area in question by viewing magnified images projected on video screen. When a telescope is used to operate on the abdomen, the procedure is called laparoscopy. When it’s used in chest the procedure is called thoroscopy and when used in joints, it is called arthroscopy.

What type of surgery can be done laparoscopically?

Most of the abdominal surgical procedures can be done laparoscopically. In some cases there are other factors that might make it possible to do the surgery laparoscopically. A patient should discuss this with a surgeon to make a final decision about the laparoscopic possibilities. For many diseases in the abdomen requiring surgery, a high percentage of cases can be done laparoscopically.

Services Offered

  • Anti-reflux.
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy.
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery.
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair.
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy.
  • Laparoscopic Procedure for liver cysts.
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy.
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy.
  • Laparoscopy Hiatus Hernia.
  • Laparoscopy PUH repair.
  • Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair.
  • Laparoscopic repair of Hiatal Hernias.
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for obese patients.
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal surgery.
  • Laparoscopic drainage of pseudopancriatic cyst.
  • Single incision Laparoscopic surgery.
  • Bariatric surgery.
  • Stapled haemorrhoidectomy

Why should be the surgery done laparoscopically?

The most important reason for most patients is a quicker recovery. In many cases of abdominal surgery, the recovery time can be reduced by more than half. For some types of surgery the incidence of complications, such as infection in the incision, is reduced with laparoscopic surgery.

There are many advantages to the patients undergoing keyhole surgery when compared with an open procedure.

  • Reduced blood loss: reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.
  • Smaller incision: reduces pain and shortens recovery time.
  • Less pain less medication.
  • Reduced infections due to reduced exposure of internal organs to the possible external contaminants.
  • Relatively small scar since the keyhole surgery involves a small opening it leaves relatively very small scar.
  • Quick ambulation.
  • Quicker resumption of diet.
  • Shorter hospital stay.
  • Quicker return to normal activities.
  • Less impairment of pulmonary function.
  • Less suppression of the immune system.

Though the procedure times are slightly longer the hospital stay is less which leads to a faster return to the routine life. Keyhole surgery calls for extensive investment in probes and miniaturized equipment, and training of surgeons and surgical teams. But it offers powerful benefits to patients that make operations less dreaded.