Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), band-aid surgery, or keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually less than ¼ inch to ½ inch) as compared to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy (opening of the abdomen to perform surgery).
Laparoscopic surgery uses a long thin camera placed thru the belly button which allows Dr. Salama to see the inside of your abdomen on a HD TV screen. He can do the entire operation without placing his hands inside the abdomen with long thin instruments. This surgery includes operations within the abdominal or pelvic cavities such as gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery and appendix surgery, as well as even more complex intestine and colon surgery.
There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These are:
• Less Pain
• Faster Recovery
• Smaller Incisions
• Outpatient surgery in many cases
• Less Scarring
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