Prof. Ameet Patel MS FRCS

Minimal Access Surgery

Minimal access surgery involves two or more small incisions instead of a large incision. It is done using a laparoscope. The laparoscope is a long thin instrument with a light source at its tip, to light up the inside of the abdomen or pelvis. Fibreoptic fibres carry images from a lens, also at the tip of the instrument, to a video monitor, which the surgeon and other theatre staff can view in real time.

Advantages of Minimal Access Surgery

  • Shorter time in hospital
  • Less pain
  • Less need for intensive care
  • Shorter recovery time needed to return to normal activities
  • Less wound infection rates
  • Fewer incisional hernia
  • Less scaring

Mr. Patel performs minimal access surgery for the following procedures

  • Obesity (Bariatric) surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Gall Bladder surgery
  • Anti-Reflux surgery

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