Laparoscopic Surgery: Benefits of Laparoscopy vs. Open Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is commonly known as minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Small incisions are made in the abdomen and pelvic cavities to perform laparoscopy. As opposed to the traditional forms of surgery, minimally invasive surgery uses very small incisions to carry out the procedure. Similar procedures known as keyhole surgery are used for surgical procedures in the throat or chest cavity using TV monitors. Laparoscopy has been successfully used for diagnosis and treatment of a number of ailments such as Crohn's disease, endometriosis and ectopic pregnancy to name a few.

The key to laparoscopic surgery is the use of an instrument called a laparoscope. It is a type of endoscope equipped with a light source, which enables visualization of organs in the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery has provided relief to patients across the globe. This procedure has lesser recovery time than traditional open surgery. Keyhole surgery results in reduced pain due to smaller incisions and quicker ambulation and return to normalcy. Continue reading to know more about laparoscopy.

Laparoscopic Surgery Benefits

Today, surgery has become a lot safer than what it used to be due to technological advances. Given below are a few benefits that laparoscopic surgery/minimally invasive surgery/ keyhole surgery offer:

  • Laparoscopy results in reduced pain and shorter recovery period. This makes the surgery more acceptable to patients.
  • Laparoscopic surgery is used as a diagnostic tool and treatment options for several diseases and other conditions such as ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, Crohn's disease etc.
  • It has become the method of choice for procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gall stones, bariatric surgery, nephrectomy (removal of kidney), benign prostatic hyperplasia, other urological procedures for stones, strictures etc
  • Laparoscopic surgery procedure offers reduced handling of internal organs. This automatically reduces infections as Columbia Asia Hospitals follows the strictest protocols of Infection control. 

Columbia Asia Hospital provides you with the latest facilities for laparoscopic surgery in India. Apart from contemporary infrastructure we have surgeons who have trained in laparoscopic surgery in some of the best institutes in India and abroad. We have branches across India and you can call our helpdesk at any given hour for medical assistance. Fear of surgery and long term recovery can be alleviated by undergoing the procedures you need by undergoing them laparoscopically in the best of hands at Columbia Asia.

Tags: Laparoscopic Surgery , Keyhole Surgery , Laparoscopy , Laparoscope , Open Surgery , Endometriosis , Throat , Chest Cavity , Incisions , Crohn's Disease , Minimally Invasive Surgery

 

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