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French surgeons first performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1987, & the procedure was introduced in USA in 1988. In Delhi, the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was done in 1990 by Dr K.C. Mahajan and Dr R.P. Gupta. SMH’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Department is amongst the best in Delhi, offering top quality care to patients, at affordable charges.

The hospital has performed thousands of  laparoscopic surgeries, a unique record in the capital city. The quality of laparoscopic work being done at SMH can be compared to the best centres in North America.The SMH laparoscopy department,  established in 1998, is headed by Dr R.P. Gupta and Dr Subhodh Gupta.

The minimally invasive surgery has revolutionised the surgical procedures and  reduced trauma to the patient, besides cutting down the recovery time and hospital stay. A large number of routine and advanced  laparoscopic procedures are being done on patients not only from Delhi but also neighbouring states, thus making SMH a busy centre. Laparoscopic surgical techniques are being   applied to a growing list of procedures for liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal, kidneys, appendix,   hernia repair, lung, head and neck.

Our Gynaecology department is handling laparoscopic procedures on reproductive organs, including endometriosis, vaginal hysterectomy, uterine prolapse, ovarian cysts, fibroids, adhesions, uterine diseases and urinary incontinence, ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube, causes of pelvic pain, and tumours. Fibroids can now be treated with preservation of the uterus and mother’s childbearing capabilities.

Laparoscopic surgery is easier on the patient because it uses two to three incisions that are about a half-inch long. The benefits of laparoscopic surgeries far out-weigh when compared to those of “open surgeries.” Among the benefits of laparoscopic surgery include: less post-operative pain, faster healing of wounds, reduced haemorrhaging thus obviating the need for blood transfusion, shorter hospital stay, less scarring, fewer complications and quicker return to normal life.

SMH also offers the laparoscopic surgery for a variety of colon and rectal conditions, including ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, familial polyposis, chronic constipation, colon cancer and rectal prolapse.