Our Center is well known for a wide range of Laparascopic Procedures,including advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries.Laparoscopic surgery is successfully employed in many general surgery operations particularly in cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia, reflux and gastric hernia, but it is also a preferred surgical method for conditions requiring removal of spleen or adrenal glands or in treatment of colon cancers. Moreover, minimal invasive surgery is increasingly used in neurosurgery, gynecologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, urologic surgery and cardiovascular surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery or, in better terms, minimal invasive surgery is an operation method performed by camera and hand tools inserted into any part of body via 0.5-1 cm incisions. Basic difference from open operation is that surgical field is visualized by camera inserted into sleeves referred as “trocar” rather than naked eye and that specific laparoscopic tools inserted via trocar are used instead of hand and open surgery tools. As a consequence, although surgical principles are same and techniques are very similar, a different technology is used in minimal invasive surgery.

In technical terms, at least 20 times magnified and more detailed view provided by camera compared to naked eye and ability to view fine details of anatomic structures provide serious advantage. Moreover, we may reach and visualize invisible and unreachable regions thanks to angle cameras.

In fact, definition of advanced laparoscopy had considerably changed by time. When general surgery operations are considered, we were referring procedures beyond gall bladder and appendicitis operations as “advanced laparoscopy” 10 years ago, whereas colon cancers are not regarded as “advanced laparoscopy” today and morbid obesity, hepatic and pancreatic operations with higher technical challenges are assessed within class of “advanced laparoscopy”. In conclusion, those operations require allocation of additional time, additional trainings provided to whole surgery team, particularly surgeons and presence of different tools in terms of equipment within operation theatre. As knowledge and experience increase, those operations will also become routine operations.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Procedures:

Ability to perform operations without requiring long incisions and lack of annoying dermatologic sequels in aesthetical terms provide visual advantages. Scientific studies had revealed that laparoscopic operations have less adverse effects including particularly bleeding and infection in many types of operations. Moreover, less tissue damage in operation field allows faster and easier recovery. Adhesions occur following open procedures and cause discomfort until death in many patients are more rarely observed following laparoscopic operations.

One of the most significant advantages of laparoscopic method is less pain experienced by patient following operation and requirement of less pain medication. Hospitalization period is also shorter in laparoscopic surgery. Ability of patient to gain normal physical activity and to return work is achieved easier and faster.