Dr. G.Thirumalai Ganesan

MS, M.Ch, FRCS(Glasg), FRCS (Urol)(UK)

Sunway Medical Centre,
No. 37/39, AH Block, Shanthi Colony Main Road,
Anna Nagar, Chennai-40
Tel: +91-44-7092484166,
Email: endouro@gmail.com

Laparoscopic Urology

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is the art of performing surgical operations through several small incisions rather than using a traditional large single incision. Telescopic cameras are then passed through “ports” or small tubes in the abdominal wall to facilitate improved visualization and to allow precise surgery.

Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) can be used to perform several different urological operations. These include:

  • Radical prostatectomy: Surgery to completely remove the prostate and seminal vesicles because of prostate cancer
  • Nephrectomy: removal of the kidney. This can be required, most commonly, as a result of loss of function or as a result of an abnormal growth
  • Pyeloplasty: This allows improved drainage of urine from a kidney that has a blockage

What are the advantages of Laparoscopy?

  • Surgeons have known for at least a decade that patients use fewer painkillers after laparoscopic surgery, go home earlier and return to normal activities and work sooner than after traditional surgery
  • A better cosmetic result
  • Gentler, more accurate and magnified surgery with less bleeding