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Laparascopic Surgery And Its Benefits

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Laparascopic surgery is also known as minimally invasive surgery, which is an alternative to open or conventional surgery that uses small incisions (keyhole surgery) instead of large abdominal incisions. The small incision in the patient’s belly button made by the surgeon serves as an entry of the camera called laparascope that is inserted into the abdominal cavity. The length of the scar after surgery measures between 2mm to 10mm. Laparascopic surgery is commonly favored by surgeon due to its benefits over traditional surgery.

Below are some of the known benefits associated with laparascopic surgery:

– Less discomfort and less likely to require medicine for pain prevention.

– Shorter hospitals stays and patients able to resume with their normal life.

– No restrictions of activities, which lowers the risk of hernia at the incision site, when they get home.

– Infection can be prevented because of the small surgical incisions. – The risk of the formation of blood clots and pneumonia is minimized.

– There is a small risk of blood clot and pneumonia is reduced in patients.

– shortens recovery time

The method of laparascopic surgery is difficult from a surgical point of view, thus can take up more hours during surgery, although it has many benefits.

Moreover, robotic-assisted surgery is a type of laparascopic surgery that has been controversial. Medical personnel have conducted a probe regarding the reports of death linked to a popular state-of-the-art surgical machine, da Vinci robot, say online sources. Robotic surgery has been scrutinized by the Wall Street Journal on its benefits and disadvantages. Before undergoing a robotic surgery, FDA tells patients to  talk to their respective doctor in order to determine if da Vinci is the best surgical procedure for them.