What is laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy uses an incredibly slim medical instrument equipped with a light and camera to view the interior of your body. It requires a very small incision and may be used to repair specific issues or allow your surgeon to gather tissue samples for lab testing.
Why is laparoscopy used?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical approach that offers an alternative to traditional open surgery. In open surgery, large incisions and instruments are used to perform procedures. This leads to larger scars, longer recovery times, and possible complications.
Laparoscopy is simpler and less invasive. The procedure uses small incisions and tiny instruments that cause less trauma.
The laparoscope is carefully guided into a position where it sends real-time imaging of your internal organs and tissues to a monitor.
Your surgeon is able to see the surgical site on a screen and can perform procedures using special miniature instruments.
What types of procedures can be performed with laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a good treatment option for gynecological, urinary, gallbladder, liver, and other abdominal surgeries. It’s also a valid option for many bariatric surgery procedures.
Laparoscopy is also a powerful diagnostic tool and can provide visual confirmation of uterine fibroids or prostate cancer.
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy has many advantages for the surgeon and patient. These include:
- Less visible scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less pain and quicker healing
- Faster return to everyday life
- Reduced internal scarring
Many laparoscopic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you go home to recover the same day.
The surgeons from Turnquest Surgical Solutions also benefit from laparoscopic surgery. They get a precise view of the surgical site with the high-resolution image displayed.
They get to see your body in real-time without a large, complex incision. This allows for a more precise procedure and better surgical outcomes.
Another benefit of laparoscopic surgery is the cost to the patient. Shorter hospital stays are generally less expensive.
If you’re in need of abdominal surgery or have severe abdominal pain that needs a diagnosis, laparoscopic surgery may be in order. Call Turnquest Surgical Solutions to learn your options or schedule a consultation using the online tool.