Laparoscopic surgery, also referred to as minimally invasive surgery is the surgical procedure enabled with the assistance of a video camera and several thin tube-like instruments. During the surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions. The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. Laparoscopic surgery can be done for most gastrointestinal and urologic disease.
Laparoscopic surgery can be done for liver, pancreas and bile duct disease and have had considerable success. The doctors have become proficient in laparoscopic surgery.