The Definition of Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery involves a specialized technique used to perform minimally invasive surgery. This technique has been used in the past for gynecologic surgeries. Laparoscopic surgery has been successfully used for intestinal surgery, open surgery, and traditional surgery for a number of years. The surgery begins when a single opening is made by the surgeon to enter the patient’s abdomen.
A tubular instrument is then inserted into the opening. A specialized camera or a laparoscope along with special instruments are used and pass directly inside. This allows the surgeon to see and work inside the patient’s abdomen. Images are transmitted by the laparoscope of the abdominal cavity to video monitors. These high-resolution images are sent directly to the monitors located in the operating room. During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon is able to watch the monitors displaying highly detailed images of the patient’s abdomen. This type of surgery gives the surgeon the ability to use much smaller openings to perform the same operations used for traditional surgery.
It is important to note there have been several studies conducted recently regarding laparoscopic surgery. These studies revealed this type of surgery is safe for gynecologic cancer. The studies also showed when a comparison was made between laparoscopic and traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery offered a shorter recovery period, greater comfort, and less scarring.
Is This Procedure Safe?
Laparoscopic surgery is considered to be just as safe as traditional surgery. In some cases it may be necessary for the surgeon to increase the size of the opening to ensure a clear view and a successful operation. To determine if the individual is a good candidate for this type of surgery, the laparoscope is inserted close to the belly button via a very small opening. This enables the surgeon to determine if the surgery will be safe and effective for the patient.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Our More about Laparoscopic Surgery
If you are interested in laparoscopic surgery, we warmly invite you to get in touch and make an appointment with the Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine! At our convenient location in Ft Worth, TX, our caring and knowledgeable professionals will be ready and eager to explain the particulars of this process, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you decide if this procedure is right for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!