Laparoscopy has been a godsend to the medical fraternity and to patients. Laparoscopic surgery or minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is also known as band-aid surgery and keyhole surgery. It is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5cm) as compared to larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures.
There are a number of advantages with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure, especially for patients. These include:
- Negligible pain
- Reduced chances of developing an infection and/hemorrhaging
- Rapid recovery time
- Significantly shorter hospital stays
- Minimal scarring
Laparoscopic surgery offers the advantage of finding other complications that could have not been discovered otherwise, as the procedure offers examination of the entire abdominal area.
Some of the laparoscopic procedures performed at CODS are: