Laparoscopic Surgery

What is Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy or minimally invasive surgery is a type of surgery that uses small ½ inch incisions that traditionally required a large 6 or 12 inch incision in the abdomen. Small cannulas or trocars are inserted in these incisions and the laparoscope, and instruments are easily introduced in the abdomen through these cannulas. The process takes its name from the laparoscope, a slender tool that has a tiny video camera and light on the end.


Working this way has several advantages compared with traditional surgery. Because it involves less cutting:

  • You have smaller scars.

  • You get out of the hospital quicker.

  • You'll feel less pain while the scars heal, and they heal quicker.

  • You get back to your normal activities sooner.

  • You may have less internal scarring.

Common Uses of Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Paracha routinely uses laparoscopy for surgeries of the gallbladder, appendix, colon, inguinal and hiatal hernias, and for patients presenting with bowel obstruction.

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