Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a modern surgical technique wherein operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body. Pain and haemorrhage are reduced due to smaller incisions and recovery times are shorter. This surgery is performed using a laparoscope which is a long fiber optic cable system which allows viewing of the affected area from easily accessible location at a distant. Laparoscopic surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common laparoscopic procedure performed. There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery such as Reduced blood loss which reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion., Smaller incision, which reduces pain and shortens recovery time, as well as resulting in less post-operative scarring., less pain leading to use of minimal pain relieving medications. The hospital stay is also reduced and thus the quick return to everyday living. Laparascopic surgery need good institutional support and should be under the supervision of the trained specialist.

FAQs

What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?

People who undergo laparoscopic procedures often have a shorter hospitalization. On average 1 to 2 days for laparoscopic versus 5 to 7 days for open surgery. Laparoscopy utilizes much smaller incisions, the risk of wound infection is minimal and so also the post surgery pain.and discomfort.

What procedure can be done by laparoscopic surgery?

Almost all surgeries are nowadays performed with laparoscopy. The most common however are cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), appendicectomy (removal of the appendix), tubal ligation (sterilisation), diagnostic laparoscopy, hernia repair.

Do patients have to take absolute bed rest?

No. The advantage of this method is that the incisions are very small, thereby reducing pain and quick recovery.

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