What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Have you heard people talk about “minimally invasive” surgery? Laparoscopic surgery is one such example.
Laparoscopy is a type of surgery that uses smaller cuts than you might expect.The process takes its name from the laparoscope, a slender tool that has a tiny video camera and light on the end. When a surgeon inserts it through a small cut and into the patient’s body, they can look at a video monitor and see what’s happening inside you. Without those tools, they’d have to make a much larger opening. Thanks to special instruments, the surgeon won’t have to reach into the patient’s body more than it is required. That also means less cutting and safer surgery.
Doctors worldwide first used it for gallbladder surgery and gynecology operations. Then it came into play for the intestines, liver, and other organs.