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Minimally invasive surgery

05:59 EDT 22nd September 2017 | BioPortfolio

Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery) or more typically refrred to as keyhole surgury.

Large incisions can be avoided during laparoscopy because the surgeon uses an instrument called a laparoscope. This is a small tube that has a light source and a camera, which relays images of the inside of the abdomen or pelvis to a television monitor.

The advantages of this technique over traditional "open" surgery include:

  • a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time
  • less pain and bleeding after the operation
  • reduced scarring

Minimally invasive surgery may be used with the following conditions:

  • Adrenalectomy to remove one or both adrenal glands
  • Anti-reflux surgery, sometimes called hiatal hernia repair, to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Chest (thoracic) surgery
  • Colectomy to remove parts of a diseased colon
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Endovascular surgery to perform vascular procedures, such as repairing an aneurysm
  • Gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) to remove gallstones that cause pain
  • Gastroenterologic and general surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • Nephrectomy to remove a kidney as treatment or for donation
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Splenectomy to remove the spleen
  • Urologic surgery
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