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Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy (Keyhole Surgery)

I have recently started offering selected patients the option of laparoscopic radical cystectomy.

This technique should allow patients to recover much more quickly and resume normal activity within weeks. However my experience is still very limited and I am unable to provide any specific data regarding this procedure in my hands.

If you are offered a laparoscopic radical cystectomy then this information should be read along with the radical cystectomy information sheets

Advantages of Laparoscopy

As there is no large incision this result is shorter hospitalisation and convalescence, less bleeding and post-operative pain and fewer wound complications.

Although laparoscopy is a type of keyhole surgery, the view obtained is much better than looking through a keyhole. Modern equipment produces a wide, bright, clear and magnified view of the operation. The gas used to distend the abdomen during laparoscopy also greatly reduces bleeding during surgery.

All patients offered laparoscopic surgery have to understand that in case of any difficulty in carrying out the procedure laparoscopically I

will convert to an open procedure

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