A laparoscopic approach offers several advantages over an open procedures; potentially reduces the surgical stress and fluid shifts that may accompany it; in addition there is less need for postoperative analgesia, reduction of postoperative respiratory and wound complications; shortens postoperative convalescence, including an intensive care unit stay; rapid return to normal diet and decreased overall hospital stay. Laparoscopic procedures in children can be done for number of indications
Procedures using minimally invasive surgery include;
Laparoscopic (through the abdominal wall):

(Please click on the topics below to have a concise idea about the topic and view the video regarding the surgery)

  1. Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  2. Adhesiolysis
  3. Fundoplication
  4. Heller’s Cardiomyotmy
  5. Nephrectomy
  6. Pull through for Hirschsprung’s disease
  7. Pull through for ARM
  8. Chloecystectomy
  9. Hernia
  10. Undescended Testis
  11. Appendectomy 
  12. Meckel’s diverticulectomy
  13. Ovarian cystectomy
  14. Splenectomy
  15. Adrenal tumor removal
  16. Pyloromyotomy
  17. Malrotation
  18. Intussusception reduction
  19. Pyeloplasty 
  20. Uereterolithotomy
  21. Cross testicular ectopia.
  22. Heminephrectomy
  23. Gastrojejunostomy
  24. Mesenteric node biopsy
  25. Pancreatectomy for Congenital Hyperinsulinism of infancy
  26. Pancreatico-jejunostomy for Chronic calcific pancreatitis
  27. Pancreatico-Cystogastrostomy for pseudopancreatic cyst
  28. Pancreatic Necrosectomy.
  29. Hepatico duodenostomy for Choledochal cyst
  30. Kasai’s porto-enterostomy
  31. Gastric Teratoma excision
  32. Heminephrectomy
  33. Hiatus hernia repair with fundoplication
  34. Post VP shunt with Pseudocyst
  35. Lich-Gregoir Extravesical Ureteric Reimplantation
  36. Intra-abdominal foreign body removal.
  37. Cystic teratoma removal

Thoracoscopic (through the chest wall):

  1. Empyema
  2. CDH Repair
  3. Diapragmatic Eventeration repair
  4. Lung Biopsy
  5. Foregut Duplication cyst
  6. Esophagectomy for caustic burns
  7. Drainage of loculated hemopneumothorax
  8. Neurofibroma removal
  9. Removal of infected lung cyst
  10. Thoracoscopic Node biopsy
  11. Metastatectomy
  12. Bilateral Mediastinal lymphatic cyst causing pulm hypertension

STEALTH SURGERY (Through Subcutaneous Endoscopic route):

  1. Dermoid cyst removal in the head and neck
  2. Lipoma removal in the back
  3. Torticollis release
  4. Fibroadenoma breast excision


  1. Bronchosopic peanut removal

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