Laparoscopic surgery is a method that lets surgeons treat or discover organs of the body over keyhole incisions. This method has recently been used for general, gynecological, and orthopaedic surgeries. While old-style or open surgeries include a significant cut to enter the surgical field, laparoscopic surgery consists of minor cuts or incisions.
A surgeon does laparoscopic surgeries under general anesthesia. Surgeons make multiple 0.5-1cm incisions, identified as ports, by inserting tube-shaped tools or trochars. Surgeons then pass a laparoscope and other particular narrow instruments through the trochars. The laparoscope has a camera that conveys high-resolution images and videos on the screen in the operation theater. The laparoscope tool guides the surgeons over the surgical field, and the other tools facilitate cutting and sewing.
Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery is a feasible method for the following surgeries
- Gall bladder
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Gastric bypass
- Colon and rectal and more…
Find some of the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
- Smaller incisions and scars
- Short Stay after surgery
- Faster healing and retrieval process
- Low pain at the incision site
- fewer restrictions on daily life activities.
Does laparoscopic surgery have any differences?
Surgeons are presently working with different variations of this method. Sometimes, the incision or port is large enough to insert the doctor’s hand. This surgery method is known as hand-assisted laparoscopy. The incision in this method is still smaller than that of general or open surgery.
Robotic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, is an alternative method that includes a console through which a surgeon operates using robotic arms. It allows doctors to perform more exact movements and lesser incisions.