Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique that is performed through tiny incisions using a camera and small instruments to perform surgery that has traditionally been done through larger open incisions. Our physicians perform their procedures laparoscopically whenever possible.
Laparoscopic Surgery Benefits
Laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits to patients. Typically there is less pain because the incisions are smaller. This allows the patient to have a shorter stay in the hospital and often have a shorter time to full recovery. There is a potential for less blood loss, lower risk of hernia, and lower risk of wound infection. Laparoscopic treatment has been proven to offer equal, if not superior, surgical results in properly selected patients.
How is laparoscopic surgery performed?
First, a narrow scope is inserted through a very small incision near the navel. This scope contains a camera and light that allows our physicians to view the area where surgery is needed. Other specially designed instruments are then inserted through additional small abdominal incisions.
After surgery, the instruments are removed, and each incision is closed with a stitch. Most incisions are no wider than a dime.
Benefits Of Laparoscopic Surgery Include:
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery
- Shorter hospital stays
- Earlier return to your normal activities
- Lower overall cost
- Better quality of life
- Less risk of hernia and infection
- Less scarring