Laparoscopic surgery is performed utilizing minimally invasive or minimal access techniques. Instead of a large open incision, tiny punctures are made and small sleeves (trocars) are inserted. A small high-resolution laparoscope coupled to a camera using fiberoptics and high-definition technology serve to visualize the patient’s internal anatomy. In place of the surgeon’s hands, very slender instruments are introduced into the patient through the trocars.
A videoscopic image of the inside of the body is projected onto the television monitor allowing the surgeon excellent visualization of the anatomy. The slender instruments are then used as extensions of the surgeon’s hands.
For many types of operations on the abdomen, laparoscopic surgery is the preferable method and new standard of care. Examples include gall bladder surgery, hernia repair, internal adhesion surgery, certain types of biopsies, select intestinal operations, as well as others. We encourage you to explore your personal options and discuss your individual needs with Dr. Mazin and determine if laparoscopic surgery is right for you.