Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mini Laparoscopy Takes It One Step Further

A laparoscopic procedure is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin. It is also known as keyhole surgery. 

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.