What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, is a surgical technique that involves making small incisions in the abdomen and using a laparoscope to view and perform the surgery. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a camera and a light attached to it that allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen.
During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen, typically less than an inch in length, through which the laparoscope and other surgical instruments are inserted. The surgeon then inflates the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas to create space and better visualization. The laparoscope sends images of the inside of the abdomen to a monitor, allowing the surgeon to see the area being operated on in detail.