Laparoscopic Guidelines

Laparoscopic urological surgery has been popularized over the past decade in SA to such an extent that the need for minimally invasive treatment options is more often requested than conventional open surgery.  This places tremendous pressure on the urologist to provide this service. The aim with these guidelines is to provide insight to the prospective urologist who wants to embark on laparoscopic urological surgery training as well as those who want to provide this service in his/her practice.

Those urologist who wants to provide a laparoscopic urological service to their patients, can easily achieve this by either entering into a formal laparoscopic urological training program or contact a laparoscopic urologist to assist in the surgery.  Read more on this topic under the section titled “Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Training Program.” This training program elaborates on the process by which one accumulates the knowledge and skill in order to apply it in a clinical setting with the optimal clinical and financial outcome.  The logbook provided is designed to provide an easy and standardized manner of keeping records of all the procedures you have observed, assisted or performed. This logbook may be required when applying for authorization for laparoscopic procedures. 

Read more on guidelines on laparoscopic urology within the different sections below:

  1. Overview
  2. Guidelines to laparoscopic urological surgery
  3. Equipment considerations
  4. Procedure codes and medical aid authorization and benefits
  5. Laparoscopic urological surgery training program
  6. Log book templates