Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Mohammed M. Kalan, MD, FACS, FRCS -  - Colorectal Surgery

Washington Institute of Surgery

Mohammed M. Kalan, MD, FACS, FRCS

Colorectal Surgery & Surgical Oncology located in Chevy Chase, MD

Laparoscopic surgery has numerous advantages over traditional open surgery, but to gain the optimal benefit, you need a surgeon who has specialist expertise in advanced laparoscopic techniques. Distinguished surgeon Mohammed Kalan, MD, FRCS, FACS, at the Washington Institute of Surgery in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is a world-renowned expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques. To find out more, please call the Washington, DC, area office today or book an appointment online.

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A


What is advanced laparoscopic surgery?

Advanced laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive option for suitable patients that has significant advantages over traditional open surgery.

Dr. Kalan at the Washington Institute of Surgery specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures for a variety of both benign and malignant conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, intraabdominal and pelvic organs. Some of these procedures include:

  • Laparoscopic gastric surgery
  • Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic spleen surgery
  • Laparoscopic adrenal surgery
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux (GERD) surgery

While many surgeons have training in performing laparoscopic surgery, far fewer have expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery, which requires specialized training. Dr. Kalan is fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.

How is advanced laparoscopic surgery carried out?

Laparoscopy uses minimally invasive techniques, making traditional large incisions unnecessary. Dr. Kalan makes three to five much smaller incisions, through which he can insert instruments such as the laparoscope and other special devices used during these operations.

The laparoscope is a chopstick-sized instrument that has a camera with a light on one end. It goes through a port inserted through the small incision, and Dr. Kalan uses this high-resolution camera on the laparoscope to visualize the operative field. The camera on the laparoscope sends back images to a monitor in the operating room. Dr. Kalan uses these to guide other instruments that perform the operation.

What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?

Patients who undergo minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery benefit from:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller scars
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less chronic pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less need for prescription painkillers
  • Lower incidence of infection

If you want to find out more about advanced laparoscopic surgery, please call the Washington Institute of Surgery today or book an appointment online.