What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery or ‘Laparoscopic camera surgery’ was one of the first types of minimally invasive surgery in the medical field. This technique allows surgeons to treat a wide range of surgical conditions with a lot of benefits. Thanks to this technique, surgeries can be done through small incisions in your abdomen, using special instruments and cameras to solve the surgical condition affecting you.
What Are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Camera Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery has been an innovative and revolutionary technique widely used all over the world for the past two decades. This minimally invasive form of surgery allows the doctor to operate with less damage to the body when compared with open surgery.
Benefit of Laparoscopic Surgery include:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stays
- Returning to work faster
- Fewer short-term and long-term complications
- Better cosmetic results
What Surgeries Are Performed Using Laparoscopic Surgery Technique?
Today, almost all abdominal surgical conditions can be treated using the laparoscopic camera surgery technique. Some of the common surgeries and conditions that use this technique include:
- Colorectal polyps
- Colon, pelvic and bowel tumors
- All types of abdominal hernias
- Rectal prolapse
- Inflammatory intestinal diseases’ surgical complications
- Pelvic floor disorders
What Does Laparoscopy Surgery Involve?
The laparoscopic surgery technique involves the creation of small incisions (5-10 millimeters) under the abdominal skin, in order to insert small surgical instruments and a camera, which allows the doctor to see, cut and seal the internal organs and tissues.
For this type of surgery, you will be given sedative anesthesia in order to avoid any pain or discomfort. The time of the procedure depends on the type of surgery, but usually, it takes less time than open surgery.
Possible Risks and Complications
Laparoscopic surgery uses smaller surgical incisions, and it’s generally less risky than traditional open surgery. But even so, like all surgeries there are always potential risks or complications. Your doctor will discuss these will you, prior to any surgery.