Laparoscopic surgery also referred to as minimally invasive surgery describes the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During a laparoscopic surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports/trocars are placed through these incisions and into the abdominal cavity. The abdomen is then inflated with CO2 gas to create a space in the abdomen in which to work. The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. The camera transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor.The surgeon is not able to see directly into the patient without the traditional large incision. The video camera becomes a surgeon’s eyes in laparoscopic surgery, since the surgeon uses the image from the video camera positioned inside the patient’s body to perform the procedure.
Benefits of minimally invasive or laparoscopic procedures include less post operative discomfort since the incisions are much smaller, quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays, earlier return to full activities and much smaller scars. Furthermore, there may be less internal scarring when the procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion compared to standard open surgery.
We are dedicated to the advancement of cutting edge surgical techniques and perform almost every general surgical procedures with the use of the TV scope. In particular we specialize in:
Midtown Surgical and Live Healthy MD is dedicated to providing the latest, most advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures available today. Our patients participate in a thorough consultation to diagnose and select the best laparoscopic surgical option available for any given medical condition.
To ensure a comfortable experience, we performs all surgical procedures through the use of a laparoscope, a slender, tubular endoscope with a video camera attached to the device. Once the device is inserted through a small incision, our surgeons utilize a video screen to navigate and examine a patient’s organs and internal structures and to perform a wide variety of minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgical procedures.
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