Laparoscopic surgery (or “minimally-invasive” surgery) is a modern surgical technique that uses small incisions and advanced technology. A tiny camera is inserted into the surgical area, and the images are transmitted to a television screen. The surgeon then uses long, narrow instruments to manipulate, cut, and sew tissue inside the body, allowing complex surgical procedures to be performed while creating only small external incisions.
There are a number of advantages associated with this technique, including: smaller incisions, reduced hemorrhaging, less pain (and therefore less pain medication), reduced exposure to possible contaminants (and thereby decreased chance of infection), and faster recovery time.
Taos Surgical Specialties uses the laparoscopic procedure for surgeries whenever it is appropriate and possible. Talk to your doctor to learn more.
Learn more from the National Institute of Health online.