Laparoscopy is minimally invasive and already has many advantages over traditional open surgery, such as: small incisions, less pain, and shorter recovery times. This is done with an instrument called a trocar which requires 5-10 mm incisions.
"Mini Laparoscopy" takes things one step further by replacing the 5 mm trocar (in conventional laparoscopy) with a 2 mm needle-like instrument (in mini laparoscopy). This means even smaller incisions, even less pain, and even shorter recovery times than conventional laparoscopy.
The advantages of mini laparoscopic procedures vs. conventional laparoscopic procedures are:
- Less trauma to the tissues and less strain on muscle
- Less pain
- Best cosmetic result possible
Mini laparoscopy can be utilized in most instances where conventional laparoscopy could be done in the past, such as: gallbladder procedures, hernia procedures, appendix removal procedures, and more.