What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
You have been told you need laparoscopic surgery, or someone mentioned they had it and you are wondering what in the world is it? It is one of the types of minimally invasive surgeries. In other words, the surgeons don’t slice you wide open to operate on you. They create a small incision and then use an instrument called a laparoscope. It is usually used in the abdominal region but not always.
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The laparoscope instrument is long and slender and has a light and a camera on the end. This allows the surgeon to make a small cut just big enough for the laparoscope to enter. Then they just look at a TV monitor to see what is going on inside you. It also means they don’t have to make a big enough cut to get their hands in either.
It was first used for gallbladder surgery and also in gynecological surgeries. Later it was used for liver, intestine and a variety of other organs.
The incision is usually only about 13 mm long. A tube is inserted to hold it open and then the laparoscope is inserted. They might make a second or third incision as well. One for viewing and one or more for instruments.
There are a lot of benefits of general laparoscopic surgery. Because of the small incisions, the healing time is much faster. The scars are smaller and less time is spent in the hospital. You can get back to your daily routine faster and typically there is less internal scarring as well.