What is Laparoscopy?
Laproscopy is defined as visualization of interior of the abdomen through a telescope introduced inside abdomen by making a small hole. It is the first step towards performing any Laparoscopic procedure
What is Laparoscopic surgery?
It is also called key hole surgery, where multiple small holes are made in the abdominal wall to introduce a telescope with video viewing and thin long operating instruments which enables the surgeon to see inside the abdomen and conduct the surgery
What benefit does it have over open method?
Small holes, (.5 mm. to 10 mm. size), lead to less postoperative pain, minimal laparoscopy scar, less infection, and early return to work and ultimately cost saving
What are the expenses involved in open as compared to laproscopy surgery?
Initial cost may be little more than open surgery because of the cost of the instruments involved. But overall the patient saves money as less antibiotics are required, less stay in hospital and the return to work is early
What are the diseases which can be treated by Laproscopic Surgery?
Diseases involving any abdominal organ can be treated, common conditions being gallbladder stones, appendectomy, all types of hernia ( including Inguinal Hernia, Femoral Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hiatus Hernia, etc ), Gastrectomy, Colectomy, Nephrectomy, Adrenalectomy, Spleenectomy, Pancreatectomy & Hepatectomy
What is Laparoscopy recovery time?
It is 2-3 days after Laparoscopic surgery as compared to 2-3 weeks after open surgery