Introduction to Laparoscopic Surgery

General surgery has evolved into a General Laparoscopy! Where all the surgeries were done by open means, now routinely performed by Laparoscopy it gives immense benefits to patients!

What is Laparoscopy?

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure in which the gallbladder is removed using a laparoscope device. The gallbladder is an organ below the liver. Stores bile that the body uses to digest fat in the small intestine.

How it’s done?

Before this system came to market, a surgeon operating on his patient’s abdomen had to make a 6 to 12-inch incision. This gave them enough space to see what they were doing and to get to what they needed to work on. In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes several small incisions. Each is usually no longer than half an inch. (That’s why it’s sometimes called minimally invasive surgery.) You will insert a tube through each opening through which the camera and surgical instruments will pass. Then the surgeon performs the operation.

1. Laparoscopic Appendectomy – A minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscopic appendectomy removes the appendix through several small incisions rather than one large one.

2. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair – Laparoscopic hernia repair is performed under general anesthesia and requires the use of a breathing tube. He makes three incisions no larger than half an inch in the lower abdomen. In laparoscopic hernia repair, a camera called a laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen and the hernia defect is visualized on a monitor.

3. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery – A laparoscopic gallbladder is a surgical procedure in which the gallbladder is removed using a medical device called a laparoscope. The gallbladder is an organ below the liver. Stores bile that the body uses to digest fat in the small intestine.

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