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What is Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery?

Also referred to as minimally invasive surgery (MIS), this is a modern surgical technique in which surgery is performed through a series of small incisions in the body, reducing post-operative pain. Due to improved patient outcomes in the last two decades, laparoscopic surgery has been adopted by various surgical sub-specialties including bariatric procedures for obesity, colorectal procedures, and an increasing number of general surgical procedures. The approach has proven to help reduce post-operative complications such as wound infections and incisional hernias. It has also been proven as a safe option for patients with colon cancer and other digestive disorders.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

There can be multiple advantages for patients that qualify for/undergo laparoscopic surgery. These can include:

  • Less scarring
  • Reduced pain with faster recovery time (Less medication).
  • Shorter hospital stays. In most cases, patients go home the same day.
  • Patients return to their daily activities sooner.
  • Reduced risk of infections.

How Laparoscopic Surgery Works

The surgery is performed in the abdomen or pelvis with laparoscopic instruments, which are smaller than the ones used in traditional surgery. The physician performs the procedure with the assistance of a high-definition camera. There are multiple potential advantages to having laparoscopic surgery in comparison to open procedures. Laparoscopic surgery can help reduce pain since the tiny incisions cause less trauma and inflammation to the body. In return, patients have less scarring and they experience a shorter recovery time.

We recommend you speak with our qualified doctors about all your surgical options, including Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. In early studies, patients notably reported feeling less pain during recovery from laparoscopic surgery in comparison to traditional surgery. Patients have reported feeling little to no pain seven days after surgery, and they have returned to their daily activities faster.