Often called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), band-aid surgery or keyhole surgery, laparoscopic surgery is an innovative surgical technique in which abdominal operations are performed through small incisions, often less than a centimeter long. The same operation is done but with a smaller incision.
Laparoscopic surgery can often treat most gastrointestinal tract and abdominal conditions, as well as hernias. Examples of conditions that may be amenable to treatment include gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), bariatric or weight loss surgery, hiatal hernia repair and colon surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is performed by all of our division’s surgeons.
There are a number of advantages to laparoscopic surgery including reduced pain, a lower rate of complications and a shorter recovery time. You will also love that there is no large scar after your surgery. Your surgeon will discuss with you whether or not you may be a candidate for laparoscopy or if you will need a traditional open incision.
See attached .pdf for a more detailed overview of a Cholecystectomy.