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. Ovarian cystectomy
  13. Splenectomy
  14. Adrenal tumor removal
  15. Pyloromyotomy
  16. Malrotation
  17. Intussusception reduction
  18. Pyeloplasty 
  19. Uereterolithotomy
  20. Cross testicular ectopia.
  21. Heminephrectomy
  22. Gastrojejunostomy
  23. Mesenteric node biopsy
  24. Pancreatectomy for Congenital Hyperinsulinism of infancy
  25. Pancreatico-jejunostomy for Chronic calcific pancreatitis
  26. Pancreatico-Cystogastrostomy for pseudopancreatic cyst
  27. Pancreatic Necrosectomy.

Thoracoscopic (through the chest wall):

  1. Empyema
  2. CDH Repair
  3. Diapragmatic Eventeration repair
  4. Lung Biopsy
  5. Foregut Duplication cyst
  6. TEF repair
  7. Drainage of loculated hemopneumothorax
  8. Neurofibroma removal
  9. Removal of infected lung cyst
  10. Thoracoscopic Node biopsy

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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