Cholecystectomy (surgery for gallstones)
The presence of Gallstones is a common problem of the digestive system. About one adult in every 10 has gallstones. In people who have pain and other symptoms caused by gallstones, removal of the gallbladder is usually the best treatment.
Treatment of gallstones
The most common way to remove the gallbladder is by using a modern surgical technique called laparoscopic surgery or “key-hole” surgery. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is generally a safe and effective treatment for most people with symptoms.
Surgery to remove gallbladder is performed under general anaesthesia. Modern anaesthesia is safe and effective, but can pose risks. Ask your surgeon or anaesthetist for more information.
Recovery from laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery is associated with smaller incisions, quicker return to normal activities and reduced infection rate. You can usually return to normal activities in three to five days.
The appendix is a small tubular organ that extends from the lower part of large bowel (colon) on the right side of the abdomen. Removal of the appendix(appendicectomy) is sometimes required, usually when it becomes infected or inflamed (appendicitis).
Patients most commonly present with abdominal pain and signs of infection leading to the diagnosis of appendicitis. Occasionally, the appendix requires removal for other reasons. The operation routinely performed as a minimally invasive laparoscopic “keyhole” procedure through small incisions.
The operation is performed under general anaesthesia. Modern anaesthesia is safe and effective, but can pose risks. Ask your surgeon or anaesthetist for more information.
Patients are discharged home within a day or two of the operation and return to normal activities after recovery over 1-2 weeks.
Lipoma, cysts and skin lesion excision
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Treatment is usually surgical and can range from simple procedures through to complex flap reconstruction. We also offer minimally invasive endoscopic pilonidal surgery which in combination with non-surgical treatments can offer better outcome with quicker return to normal activity.