Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery. The cause of symptoms such as abdominal pain, pelvic pain or swelling of the abdomen or pelvic region can be diagnosed with laparoscopy. Laparoscopic surgery is preferred by most doctors and patients and today owing to the advantages like being less painful and less time consuming. Also the time of recovery is less which makes the hospital stay shorter for the patient. Even the surgery leaves with a smaller scar.
A laparoscope is an instrument with a light source used by doctors to magnify the structures inside the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia. One or more separate small incisions may be made in the abdominal skin, depending on the surgery. Nowadays only one incision is made through which operation is done as well as the laparoscope is passed.This procedure is known as single port laparoscopy where no additional cuts are made.
Some common when laparoscopic surgery is recommended are:
- Gall bladder removal (cholecystectomy)
- Kidney removal (nephrectomy)
- A part of colon removal (colectomy)
Laparoscopic surgery was introduced mainly for purposes of diagnosis and simple procedures in gynecologic applications.
Common gynecological conditions where surgeries are done laparoscopically involve:-
- pelvic inflammatory infection
- ectopic pregnancy
- ovarian cyst
- cases of female sterilization
Laparoscopic surgery can be used for taking biopsies of any structures inside the abdomen.
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