Laparoscopy is a commonly performed minimally invasive (keyhole) procedure to investigate and treat various conditions affecting abdominal and pelvic organs.
It involves direct visualization of the abdominal cavity, by using a laparoscope, which is a camera with a light source at its tip. 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. It is done using a thin-light tube in the belly through small incisions in contrast to the laparotomy surgery that involves larger incisions in the belly.
With an overall experience of more than 14 years in the field of surgery which includes 14 years in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, I currently have attachments as Consultant Advanced Laparoscopic and GI Surgeon at Dharmshila Cancer Institute and at PSRI ( Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute)
Dr Asif Umar is an Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon from Delhi who has received training in Advanced Laparoscopy from Belgium.