Mr Habib Rahman has been in private practice in Central, East and South Auckland for 10 years. He is a General Surgeon with special interests in the following:
- Endocrine disorders
- Gastrointesinal disorders
- Bariatric surgery
Mr Rahman is employed by Counties Manukau District Healthpoint specialising in these disorders.
A long, narrow surgical telescope (laparoscope) that has a tiny camera and light source attached, is inserted through one of the incisions so that the surgeon can view the inside of the body on a TV monitor.
The surgeon then passes specially designed surgical instruments through the other incisions and carries out the procedure using the TV monitor to guide the instruments.
Laparoscopic surgery is usually associated with less blood loss during surgery and less pain and scarring following surgery. In most cases, time spent in hospital is less and overall recovery time from the operation is less than with conventional open surgery.