Applications of Laparoscopy In Urology

Applications of Laparoscopy In Urology

Previously, surgeries are done in the open procedure, where it is needed to make a incision of 10 to 15 cms. With this there will be heavy blood loss, recovery time will be more, post surgery pain will be more, hospital stay will be more, getting back to normal diet will be late .

As the technology is increasing laparoscopic surgery is introduced. With this technology 2 to 3 holes or as per the requirement are made with size less than 1 cm. A camera is attached to telescope and also surgical tools that help surgeon to perform the operation by seeing on the screen with the better magnified view of the internal organs.

With this procedure patients will have Less blood loss, faster recovery, less hospital stays.

Robotic surgery is advanced technology where a robot will perform the surgery with the better magnified view for the surgeon.


Different approaches of laparoscopy in urology are,

Laparoscopy in children:

  • Laparoscopy surgeries in children has developed by the time.
  • Laparoscopic orchidopexy and ureteric reimplantation are well developed.

Laparoscopic pyeloplasty:

  • It is the procedure for management of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (UPJO).

 Laparoscopic Nephrectomy:

  • It is the procedure of removing of the whole or partial kidney depending on the kidney disease and function.
  • This procedure helped many patients to recover fast and less pain.

Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy:

  • It is the process of removing the prostate gland with the cancer.

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:

It is the process of removing the adrenal gland that sits on the top of the kidney for conditions like benign and malignant tumors of adrenal gland.

Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy:

  • It is the process of removing the cancerous bladder. Partial bladder is also removed known as partial cystectomy.
  • Urologists are also skilled at providing alternative to the urine drainage.

Laparoscopic Ureterolysis:

  • Ureters obstructed by the retroperitoneal fibrosis require surgery to free them surrounding scar like tissue.
  • Laparoscopy provide best magnified view for this delicate process.

These are some of the areas where Laparoscopic procedure is applied

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