Laparoscopy means looking inside someone's abdomen through a small incision using a special camera (laparoscope). One would be put to sleep (general anesthesia) for this.
It is a newer and better way of performing surgery. small incisions are made through which special instruments are passed and the operation is carried out in a safe environment while looking at each move on the screen. This is done instead of the traditional method of cutting open the abdomen for the surgery.
Any surgery, which is done open, can be done laparoscopically depending on the surgeon' skills. At times, a surgeon can
suggest patients to have an open surgery if the patient is not fit for laparoscopic surgery or if open surgery has clear benefits.
Some of the surgeries performed are:
1. General Surgical Procedures
2. Advanced Surgeries
3. Gynaecological Procedures:
Laparoscopic surgery has clear advantages over open surgery. It has proven safety compared to open surgery. Some of the benefits are:
Yes, in fact it is more beneficial for patients who are obese.
Yes, people who have had an open surgery can also have a laparoscopic surgery safely, but you would need an expert.