What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopy is a one-of-a-kind type of surgery that has been transforming the medical field since the early 1900’s. At the beginning, it was used for operations related to the gallbladder but then expanded to include intestines, liver, and other organs.
This “minimally invasive” surgery uses smaller cuts than traditional surgery to produce outstanding results using a tube that contains a small video camera and surgical instruments inserted into the body through the small cuts in order to evaluate and assess the situation of organs inside the human body and conduct an operation.
How does Laparoscopic Surgery operate?
Our future and the future of our children will begin to look bright with the use of revolutionary tools such as the laparoscope. Before this system was implemented, surgeons were obliged to cut their patients 15 to 30 cm long during an operation. But with Laparoscopic Surgery, things are much different and better for the patient. On average, each cut is no more than 1.5cm long giving way to a tube, called a laparoscope which includes the tiny video camera and light, to be inserted into the cuts along with the surgical instruments required to perform the necessary surgery and consequently achieve exceptional results.
What kind of operations can be performed using Laparoscopic Surgery?
There is now hope for patients suffering from certain medical conditions that require intricate and delicate surgery. The answer lies with Laparoscopic Surgery. This method can be used in a wide range of surgeries. In the field of urology, almost any procedure can be carried using his minimally invasive technique is performed by the adequate experts including: Laparoscopic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy (removal of an entire kidney or part of the kidney), laparoscopic prolapse correction (for bladder, uterus and rectal prolapse), laparoscopic prostatectomy (removal of prostate), laparoscopic pudendal nerve release (for chronic pelvic pain) and much more.
What are the benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery for patients?
Since this type of operation involves less cutting, patients can benefit from many advantages such as smaller scars, less pain, quicker healing period, lower degrees of internal scarring, and much more. For example, if a patient undergoes open major surgery, the recovery period might take between 4-8 weeks. With laparoscopic surgery, the recovery period is shortened to around 1 week. This is good news for every person in need of such procedures!