Laparoscopic surgery (LS) in the abdominal cavity is the most common form of minimally invasive surgery performed for gastrointestinal conditions. LS typically involves smaller instruments such as laparoscopes and endoscopes. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the front. The instrument is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall. As it moves along, the camera sends images to a video monitor.
Laparoscopy allows the surgeon to see inside your body in real time, without open surgery. Your doctor also can obtain biopsy samples during this procedure.
The recovery is faster than in open surgery thanks to small incisions with consequent less damage and scarring.
Your doctor may recommend laparoscopy to examine the following organs:
- small intestine and large intestine (colon)
- pelvic or reproductive organs
Our board-certified surgeons perform:
- Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, known as cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic appendicectomy
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Laparoscopic intestinal surgery for colorectal cancer, diverticutis, inflammatory bowel disease
- Laparoscopic hernia repair
- laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.
- Laparoscopic splenectomy