Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimally Invasive, Painless Treatment

Surgery is one of the most effective medical procedures to tackle certain deep health issues. However, traditional surgical methods are often associated with huge scars and pain to the patients leaving them on the bed for months. Thankfully, we are living in an era of consistent innovation in the medical field and minimally invasive surgeries like laparoscopy is one of these blessings.

Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical method that promises to address certain underlying health issues pertaining to the pelvic region or abdomen, in a faster and less painful way.

It requires just a small incision into the human body and the surgeons can get a perfect view of the inside structure and treat the problem with unprecedented ease. Multiple benefits of laparoscopic surgery are mentioned below.

Smaller Scars

The prime advantage of laparoscopic surgery is that it leaves only a small scar on the body of the patient post-operation. The use of advanced technology helps in determining the precise site where the incision can be made ensuring minimal invasion in the human body while making laparoscopic surgery successful through just a small incision.

Lower Blood Loss

A person may require blood transfusion post a traditional surgery as there is a risk of immense blood loss. On the other hand, laparoscopic surgery causes small scars on the patient’s body, which reduces the risk of blood loss and ultimately there is a lesser likelihood of needing a blood transfusion.

Less Pain

Post-operative pain is one of the factors that stop many people from undergoing surgery, which can deteriorate their health. With laparoscopic surgery, smaller incisions pave the way to less pain. A person undergoing this type of surgery doesn’t require long-term pain relief medications while the stitches heal.

Short Hospital Stay

Traditional surgery requires longer hospital stays of a week or more for recuperation. However, laparoscopic surgery restricts a patient to stay at the hospital for a maximum of 2 nights only.

Reduced Risk of Infections

Larger incision scars particularly in obese patients make them prone to the risk of infection as internal organs may get exposed to external contaminants. But, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery causes smaller scars and one becomes less vulnerable to infections.

Faster Recovery

Any patient who undergoes surgery wishes to get back on his foot as soon as possible! The recovery time of the traditional surgeries ranges from 4 to 8 weeks depending on the case. On the other side, laparoscopic surgery’s recovery time is only 2 to 3 weeks and one can return to normal life much sooner.

If you are facing issues related to female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, adhesions, cancers of the internal organs, ascites, hernia, kidney stone, cysts, liver diseases or endometriosis- don’t be scared if the concerned doctor advises you to undergo surgery. Most likely, it will be a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery that will bring you back to your normal life quickly and without much pain!

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors