Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) refers to the use of techniques that permit access to internal organs without a large incision. It’s a specialized form of surgery that allows surgeons to operate by making a keyhole-sized incision and performing surgeries on internal organs leaving a small scar as against the conventional/open surgeries where surgeons performed large incisions. Our department offers a full spectrum of specialised surgeries – general and minimal access, bariatric surgery and gastrointestinal surgery. As MAS is carried out with the help of tiny incisions, patients have less postoperative pain, spend shorter time in the hospital and recover significantly faster than after open surgery. The department is equipped with top class equipments to perform simple and complex surgeries ideal for improving your health at every stage.When MAS is used for dealing with abdominal diseases it is called Laparoscopic surgery.


The section of Minimal Access Surgery has the best equipment and offers services for performing common as well as more complex operations. Several of the abdominal operations that are traditionally performed by open surgery can now be undertaken using minimal access surgical technique with obvious benefits to the patients. Today, it is virtually possible for most surgeries to be conducted laproscopically, thus helping patients to cut down the post-operative pain and stay in hospital, thus helping faster recovery. This advent of laproscopic and minimal access surgery has alleviated post operative care to a different level, thereby conceptualizing the treand of “Day care surgery”.
The Minimal access surgery have been standardized, over a period of time with respect to surgical and anesthesia techniques, to minimize the complications giving excellent outcomes.


Q: Why should you opt for minimal access surgery?
A minimal access surgery offers various advantages over the traditional open surgery. These include:
Through advanced viewing and magnification techniques, MAS surgery offers more precision with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
The increased accuracy of MAS provides faster recovery and minimal post-operative complications. Patients experience less pain due to minimal tissue damage and smaller operative scars as compared to a large scar from a conventional open surgery. Patients are able to resume normal activities in a week’s time.
The hospitalization time for patients is reduced in a minimal access surgery. Most patients are released on the same day or after one day of surgery.
Q: What precautions or steps are necessary to stay healthy and happy before and after minimal access surgery?
Most laparoscopic surgeries are carried out on an outpatient basis but the patient is required to take several pre-operative steps immediately before the surgery. These include eating light one day before the surgery and fasting 12 hours prior to the surgery. The doctors will question the patient’s medical history, any known allergies, and current medication.
Following laparoscopy, patients may feel light-headed under the aftereffects of anaesthesia and may be either released from the hospital on the same day or the next day. Patients will be given instructions regarding medication, activity levels and dietary regulations for the initial few days after the surgery.