Laparoscopy is a kind of exploratory surgery using a laparoscope. We can explore your abdominal and pelvic cavities through one or two tiny incisions. We usually do this for diagnostic purposes, looking for problems that imaging tests haven’t been able to identify. We may take tissue samples for biopsy during laparoscopy, and we may treat minor problems such as growths or blockages that we find during the exam.
We use a laparoscope to see inside your body without making large incisions. Instead, we make several small incisions through which a tiny camera and surgical tools can be inserted into your body. These smaller incisions mean a faster recovery and a reduced risk of complications. Laparoscopic surgery is often used in cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment, and symptom relief.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that we often use in the abdominal and pelvic areas. The laparoscope is a thin, telescopic rod with a camera at the end. This lets us see inside your body without making large incisions. Instead of the typical 6 to 12 inches necessary for open abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery uses two to four incisions of a half-inch or less. One of these is for the camera while the others are for the surgical instruments.
Many common surgeries can now be performed laparoscopically. Research suggests that over 13 million laparoscopic procedures are performed worldwide each year. Laparoscopic surgery is becoming the preferred method for a growing list of common procedures thanks to its cost-saving benefits and improved patient outcomes. The list includes: