Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions elsewhere in the body.
There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus the more common, open procedure. Pain and hemorrhaging are reduced due to smaller incisions and recovery times are shorter. The key element in laparoscopic surgery is the use of a laparoscope, a long fiber optic cable system which allows viewing of the affected area by snaking the cable from a more distant, but more easily accessible location.
Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities, whereas keyhole surgery performed on the thoracic or chest cavity is called thoracoscopic surgery. Specific surgical instruments used in a laparoscopic surgery include: forceps, scissors, probes, dissectors, hooks, retractors and more.Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery belong to the broader field of endoscopy.
Robotic laparoscopic surgery
The process of minimally invasive surgery has been augmented by specialized tools for decades.
In recent years, electronic tools have been developed to aid surgeons. Some of the features include:
- Visual magnification - use of a large viewing screen improves visibility
- Stabilization - Electromechanical damping of vibrations, due to machinery or shaky human hands
- Simulators - use of specialized virtual reality training tools to improve physicians' proficiency in surgery 
- Reduced number of incisions
Robotic surgery has been touted as a solution to underdeveloped nations, whereby a single central hospital can operate several remote machines at distant locations. The potential for robotic surgery has had strong military interest as well, with the intention of providing mobile medical care while keeping trained doctors safe from battle.
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
We, at Anya Gastro Surgicentre, take pride in the fact that we have done all gastrointestinal surgeries laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery for esophagus, stomach, spleen, liver, common bile duct, adrenal, pancreas, hernias, colon and rectum are performed routinely, whether it be a benign or a malignant disease.
SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery)
For the cosmetic conscious patients, who are not interested in having the smallest scar to show in their beautiful belly, laparoscopic surgery can be done in the form of a single incision hidden in the belly button. So, for all those looking for the scar-less abdomen, this is the right place for you to contact.