Know About Laparoscopic Surgery And Its 5 Major Benefits
One of the key advances in the medical world is the introduction of Laparoscopic surgery. This method of surgery has opened a new world to minimally invasive surgery. This surgery is performed using an instrument called a laparoscope which is a thin optic fiber tube with a tiny camera attached to its head; a small incision is made on the patient’s body.
How is laparoscopic surgery performed?
Once the incision has been made, the laparoscope is then subtly guided through the patient’s body for the surgeon to be able to see inside the patient’s body without having to open him up, as was done in traditionally open surgeries. Other small incisions are made to insert the appropriate surgical tools and perform the surgery in the most minimally invasive way possible.
The laparoscope delivers the images that it captures from inside the patient’s body to a monitor, which the doctor uses as a guide to perform the surgery.
Medical conditions in which laparoscopic surgery proves highly effective
There are several medical conditions that can be treated successfully with laparoscopic surgery, such as:
- Uterine fibroids
- Tumour removal
- Pelvic adhesions
- Ovarian cysts
- Cervical cancer
- Cardiac surgery
- Bariatric surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
While these are just a few of the conditions which can be treated using laparoscopic surgery, there are several other conditions that are being treated successfully using this method of minimally invasive surgery.
Reasons that make Laparoscopic surgery widely popular
- The major benefit of laparoscopic surgery over other types of open or invasive surgeries is that since this is a minimally invasive surgery, it produces less pain and less scarring for the patient. The recovery time is minimized as healing is faster.
- Laparoscopic surgery produces a lesser rate for infections. This is due to the fact thatthe delicate tissues and organs are not exposed to the open air, where they are more susceptible to catching infections.
- Delicate surgeries can be performed with greater ease using laparoscopic surgery as the video camera attached to the laparoscope allows doctors to zoom in on the patient’s organs. The doctors get a better, clearer view than they might have got by the naked eye. This allows them to perform more intricate surgeries.
- The risk of patient’s bleeding out during surgery is greatly reduced as compared to traditional, open surgeries. As the incision sites are small, they are more easily manageable. This reduces the risk of accidents occurring where patients can bleed out.
- After surgery scars and wounds are also significantly smaller. The smaller the scar tissue formed after surgery, the less is the likelihood for it to get infected. The recovery period is also reduced
What are the complications a patient can face during laparoscopic surgery?
Like any other surgery, laparoscopic surgery too can have some complications, such as:
- Anaesthetic complications
- Other surgical complications
- Patient recovery complications
- Post-operative complications
If performed by a professional and competent doctor, laparoscopic surgery can be an extremely easy and quick surgery with minimal invasion and complications.
Gunam Super Speciality Hospital provides world-class medical facilities, and it includes the laparoscopic surgery as well.