Laparoscopy, also known as minimally invasive or keyhole surgery, is a surgical technique that involves making small incisions in the abdominal wall to insert a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end, called a laparoscope. This allows surgeons to view the inside of the abdomen or pelvis on a video monitor. Additionally, other small incisions may be made to insert specialized surgical instruments, allowing the surgeon to perform various procedures without the need for a large incision.
Laparoscopy has revolutionized many surgical procedures and is widely used in various medical specialties, including gynecology, urology, and general surgery.
Quicker Recovery Times:
Smaller incisions and less tissue trauma contribute to a faster recovery compared to open surgery. Patients often experience less pain and are able to return to their normal activities sooner.
Reduced Blood Loss:
Laparoscopic procedures are associated with reduced blood loss compared to open surgery. This is partly because the smaller incisions result in less tissue disruption and bleeding.
Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery often experience less postoperative pain compared to those undergoing open surgery. This can contribute to a more comfortable recovery period.
Faster Return to Normal Activities:
Due to the quicker recovery times, patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery can often resume their normal activities, including work and exercise, sooner than those who undergo open surgery.