Laparoscopic Surgery is one of the many medical advancements that allow for crucial surgeries to be performed through minimally-invasive procedures. Laparoscopy in essence is a surgical procedure that starts from the belly button area, where a maximum of a three-inch incision is made. This is meant to accommodate a mini surgical camera that will guide the surgeon through the procedure, and help him attain maximum precision needed to undertake crucial surgeries.

Instruments used in laparoscopy. (Photo Credits)


The Johns Hopkins Medicine’s official website has explained this type of minimally-invasive procedure, which is part of the advanced surgical procedures that they undertake in their medical institution. “Laparoscopic surgery uses a small camera and instruments to reach internal organs through minor incisions. The camera allows the surgeon to view the organs on a high-definition screen. Compared to traditional open or long incision surgery, minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is associated with shorter recovery times and less pain.” Read more here.

Laparoscopy is a less risky type of surgery because it allows for better precision. No other type of surgery can allow a surgeon to see a complete view of the surgical site complete with magnification, and non-obtrusive tools. In traditional open-type surgeries, incisions are typically double, to even quadruple the size of an incision made for a laparoscopy. This is meant to accommodate the size of the surgical instruments used by the surgeons, and allows the medical team to get a good view of the surgical site.

And since laparoscopy is lees invasive, some patients get to have their surgery in the morning, andbe in their homes by night time. This is very much in constrast with traditional surgeries that may require up to three days’ stay in the hospital depending on the pace of recovery of the patient.

Moreover, full recovery is even faster with laparoscopy as the patient easily gets past through post—surgery pain, and they become more comfortable doing their normal routine chores within a shorter span of time.