Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique that allows surgeons to perform operations through small incisions. This procedure is also known as minimally invasive surgery because it requires less cutting of the body tissues than traditional open surgery. During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision in the body and inserts a long, thin tube called a laparoscope. This tool has a camera on the end that sends images to a monitor in the operating room, allowing the surgeon to see inside the body and perform the procedure.
The symptoms that can be treated with laparoscopic surgery depend on the type of operation performed. Common procedures include gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Laparoscopic surgery is a versatile technique that can be used for a variety of surgical procedures. Some of the most common laparoscopic surgeries include:
- Gallbladder removal
- Hernia repair
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment
- Colon resection
- Bariatric surgery