What is Laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is also called as “minimally invasive surgery” or “key hole” surgery. The technique uses 2 to 4 small holes of 2.7 to 10 mm diameter, in the abdomen to perform the operation on the body parts inside. No large cuts need to be made on the body as in earlier days that would not only be painful, take days to heal and in the end leave scars.
This era and century is of minimally invasive treatment. Laparoscopic surgery has been a boon to the surgical patients. It gives the same result as the open operation but still is painless, bloodless and scarless and gives early recovery.
The special instrument used to perform minimally invasive surgeries is called the Laparoscope an instrument that is inserted into the abdominal cavity or chest cavity through a small hole. Once inside, the laparoscope does the magic. It lights the inside and has a camera that itself is tiny but magnifies tiny body parts into manifold magnifications that can be seen on a TV monitor by the surgeon. The laparoscope facilitates the artistic hands of the surgeon to perform the operation through highly specialized instruments that are sent inside the abdomen through other keyholes.
Laparoscopic or Endosurgery procedures are simple with lesser pain, lesser cost, smaller scar and faster recovery !