Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery (Robotic Keyhole Surgery)

Mr Raza is an established robotic keyhole surgeon. He completed his advanced laparoscopic training in 2010 and since has carried out keyhole surgery for a large variety of gynaecological cases. 

He then went on to further advance his expertise in the latest innovative robotic keyhole surgery and is a well recognised expert in this field, having performed a record-breaking robotic surgeries in a single day.

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What is Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopy is to look inside the abdomen with a telescope. This procedure is used to make a diagnosis but also to carry out several surgical procedures. It is also known as minimal access surgery.

What are the indications?

The common indications for performing robotic laparoscopic surgery are:

  • Endometriosis (diagnosis and treatment)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids (myomectomy)
  • Ectopic pregnancy (diagnosis and treatment)
  • Hysterectomy (Removal of uterus; may be performed for heavy periods, fibroids or endometrial cancer)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain

How common is Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery?

Robotic laparoscopic approach is the cutting-edge technique and is now becoming more popular for performing many operations including hysterectomy and myomectomy. Mr Raza has an extensive experience in this technique and routinely uses it for surgeries.

What are the advantages?

  • Shorter hospital stays and quick recovery
  • Reduced bleeding and tissue handling during surgery thus minimising risk of adhesion (scar-tissue) formation after surgery
  • Better visualization and access for the surgeon
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Reduced risk of infection and thrombo-embolism (blood clot in legs or lungs)
  • Smaller incisions which are cosmetically much superior
  • Early return to work and normal life

What risks are associated with robotic laparoscopic surgery?

Like any operative procedure, robotic laparoscopic surgery is not without risks. Common risks are bleeding, hematoma (collection of blood or bruising), infection, injury to intra-abdominal structures and risk of conversion to laparotomy (open operation).

I am overweight. Can I undergo robotic laparoscopic surgery?

Benefits of robotic laparoscopic surgery are even more relevant for overweight patients. 

Infection-risk is reduced as large abdominal incisions are avoided. 

Early mobilization and discharge means that risk of thrombo-embolism (blood clot) is minimized.

Mr Raza has vast expertise in robotic key-hole surgery. He carries out complex operations for all gynaecological conditions. He is a national and international trainer in this field and has trained surgeon in many countries for laparoscopic surgery. He operates in Chelsea and Westminster hospital (PVT Chelsea wing) and Lister hospital Chelsea Bridge.