Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

February 26, 2017

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique in which surgery is performed making a minimal incision (cut) in the patient’s body. Due to this, the technique is often referred to as Minimally Invasive Surgery or Keyhole Surgery. The affected body part is generally located away from where the incision is actually made.

Laparoscopic surgery is done with the help of a laparoscope which is a thin fiber-optic tube with a tiny video camera on its tip. This tube is inserted into the body through the incision made in the skin, and the camera view is available on the linked monitor. The surgeons are meticulously trained before performing such procedures on patients. Tumors, Uterine cancer, cysts and gallbladder removal surgery are few of the widely performed surgeries using the laparoscopic technique.

There are several benefits of using this technique in performing surgeries. Few of them are listed below:

1. This surgery has proved most advantageous in reducing the trauma and anxiety caused to the patient due to open surgery. In the case of laparoscopic surgery, the same operation is performed simply making few small incisions in the skin making the patient feel relatively comfortable.

2. Through this technique, the level of blood loss during surgery is also reduced to a great extent. This has reduced the problem of complications during the surgery.

3. This method even reduces the length of hospital stay for the patient. This is due to the shortened healing time required for healing smaller cuts.

4. Shorter hospital stay means lesser chances of infection. Longer stays of operated patients during the healing process increases chances of hospital driven infections. Laparoscopy reduced this problem at large.

5. The technique helps the surgeons in operating the diseased organ through a magnified view on the monitor. This helps in reducing the damage caused to the surrounding nerves or blood vessels and nearby organs.

6. The method also reduces the post-surgery pain and length of recovery period required which earlier used to leave patient immobilized for the longer term.

7. The procedure also gives minimal scars on the patient’s skin due to which this procedure is also known as Band-aid Surgery.