What Is Diagnostic Staging Laparoscopy ?
This is a small surgical procedure carried out under general anesthesia. One to three small incisions are made in the abdomen or chest and via these incisions laparoscope and surgical tools are introduced. The surgeon will look at the inside of your abdomen and this will give the surgeon more information about your cancer. In cancers this provides the valuable information about the possibility for surgical removal of tumor and helps in planning the treatment.
Lapaorscopic cancer surgery involves surgical removal of cancer using same laparoscopic techniques. This may involve adding of few more small cuts to introduce more advanced instruments. Team MACS may proceed to perform the surgical removal of tumor in the same sitting if it is planned so.