Laparoscopy is a group of operations carried out with the aid of a camera inserted into the abdomen or pelvis. A small incision is made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope, a short flexible lighted tube with a camera attached, is inserted so that structures within the abdomen and pelvis can be examined. The abdominal cavity is made more visible by distending it with an absorbable gas, usually carbon dioxide. Laparoscopy may be done to diagnose a condition (called diagnostic laparoscopy). A number of major and minor surgeries may also be carried out. A variety of tubes and instruments can be inserted through the same incision in the skin, or other small incisions, facilitating a number of procedures without the need for a large surgical incision. This technique is known as laparoscopic-assisted surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Most patients receive general anaesthetic during the procedure.
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Anil Sharma is a specialist Gynaecologist working in Auckland, New Zealand, who provides quality medical and surgical . . .
Dr Jeanie McDonald is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has been in private practice for 15 years. . . .
General surgery takes its name from general medicine, and is a surgical specialty focusing on the torso and abdominal organs and is undertaken . . .
Some of New Zealand’s most experienced and pioneering laparoscopic surgeons have created a super-specialised hospital offering on-site consultation . . .
Phill graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2003, with post-graduate specialist training completed in Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga. . . .