Department of General, Minimal Access & Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimal access surgery or laparoscopic/ endoscopic surgery is accomplished with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision and is increasingly becoming a preferred surgical method for several ailments. The surgeon goes through a small incision (5- 10 mm) into the body cavity using a Laparoscope with a video camera that beams pictures onto a monitor. Insufflating the abdomen with CO2 allows the surgeon to create space to operate in the abdomen or thorax or limbs as the case maybe. This allows the surgeon to view the internal organs, structures, and ascertain the damage/ pathology. Through watching a magnified video on a monitor, the surgeon observes and operates on the area in question, using long thin instruments, also placed through tiny 5mm holes.

Why choose us for General, Minimal Access & Laparoscopic surgical related diseases?

The Department of General, Laparoscopic, and Minimal Access Surgery at Global Hospitals, Mumbai is one of the best for minimal access surgery in the city, deploying the latest technology and infrastructure to provide the patient with the finest, safest and least traumatic surgical care. Our vast experience, pioneering efforts, and commitment to excellence with such innovative procedures makes us the finest destination for minimal access procedures. These procedures are designed to reduce patients’ trauma, hospitalization period, cause minimal surgical bruising due to minimal handling of tissues, reduce pain and use of pain killers, and allow patients to return to their daily activities at the earliest.

Surgical Diagnosis

Minimal access surgeries are employed to operate with as little trauma as possible when compared to an open surgery. Laparoscopy is one of the basic forms of minimal access surgery performed using one or more small incisions, with thin long instruments and small cameras and surgical tools. It’s a very useful tool in the abdomen that is pandoras box as sometimes even the best investigations may fail to pick up certain lesions like tuberculosis and malignancy and sometimes we have to resort to a diagnostic laparoscopy where through a tiny umbilical telescope, the whole abdomen can be viewed in a magnified form.

Treatments Available

We are amongst the best hospitals for advanced minimal invasive surgeries in Mumbai and perform different types of Minimal access surgery:

  • Bariatric and Metabolic (weight loss) surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Appendectomy
  • GI and Thoracic Oncosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepato Pancreatico Biliary surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery
  • Single Port / Incision Surgery

With Single Port Surgery we minimize the access even further taking Minimal Access Surgery to a new level.

Our Doctors – Surgeons

The department of General, Laparoscopic, and Minimal Access Surgery at Global Hospitals is home to some of the most experienced minimal access surgeons in India. Pioneering several new minimal access surgical methodologies, our doctors are the finest at their craft. The departmental surgeons have more than tens of thousands of cases experience under their belt, with our head of department having more than 28 years of experience in the field and having pioneered Single Port Surgery in the world.

Dr Prashanth P Rao

MBBS, MS, FRCS (Ed), DNB, MNAMS, Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery(Fr.), FMAS, FIAGES, FALS (Hon),FICS (USA)

Director and Senior Consultant

Dr Sonali Bhagwat


Consultant - General, Laparoscopic and Breast Surgeon

Dr Jignesh Gandhi: Best Gastroenterologist | Doctors & Surgeon Image | Global Hospitals Mumbai
Dr Jignesh Gandhi



Dr Abhay Dalvi: Best Gastroenterologist | Doctors & Surgeon Image | Global Hospitals Mumbai
Dr Abhay Dalvi



Dr Nimesh Shah



Dr Prajesh Bhuta



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