Understanding Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy/minimally invasive surgery is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that is conducted by surgeons to examine the organs inside the abdomen. 

The procedure employs a long, thin tube with a high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the front called a laparoscope. It allows the surgeon to see inside the patient’s body in real-time, without open surgery and allows to take biopsy samples.

Earlier, this procedure was performed for gynecologic and Gallbladder Stone Removal Surgery. Although, in the last decade it has extended into intestinal surgery. Dr. Rengan and his team now use it increasingly for hernia surgery too. In traditional surgery, the surgeon employs one incision to enter the abdomen, while laparoscopic surgery utilizes several 0.5-1cm incisions.


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