Laparoscopic surgery gives you a minimally invasive option when you need abdominal surgery. As experts in laparoscopic surgery, the team at AMI Surgery treats a wide range of health problems using this technique, including GERD and gallstones, giving you exceptional medical care with fewer risks and shorter recovery time. To learn more about laparoscopic surgery and if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation online or call one of the offices in Stamford, Connecticut, or Port Chester, New York, today.
Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that the team at AMI Surgery can perform with only a few small incisions.
The procedure is named after an instrument called a laparoscope, which is a long, narrow tube designed to perform surgery in the abdominal and pelvic cavities. The scope is outfitted with optical fibers and a camera that transmits high-definition images to a monitor.
AMI Surgery uses laparoscopic surgery for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. They use detailed images to examine tissues and organs in your abdomen and diagnose the cause of your symptoms. They can perform surgery at the same time to repair the problem.
What is micro-laparoscopic surgery?
AMI Surgery is one of only a handful of surgical practices that offer micro-laparoscopic surgery. This technique uses instruments that are about half the size of the standard laparoscopic tools.
Micro-laparoscopy allows the team to make smaller incisions, causing less scarring and little pain.
Why is laparoscopic surgery preferred over open surgery?
The long incision used during traditional open surgery causes significant stress to your body. The incision cuts through all the tissues, and your provider retracts the opening to see inside your body and reach in to do the surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery causes minimal stress. As a result, it’s preferred over open surgery because you experience:
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of complications
- Less postoperative pain
- Minimal scarring
- Quicker recovery
- Faster return to normal activities
The team at AMI Surgery often performs laparoscopic surgery as an outpatient procedure. If you need to say in the hospital, your inpatient time is much shorter than the average stay after open surgery.
What medical conditions are treated with laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery works for most abdominal surgeries, including treating conditions such as:
- Peptic ulcers
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Bowel blockages
- Colon polyps
- Ruptured spleen
- Enlarged spleen
- Gallstones and gallbladder removal
Though the team at AMI Surgery treats many conditions with laparoscopic surgery, it’s not an option for everyone.
Certain health concerns and circumstances may prevent you from having minimally invasive surgery. If you need an emergency procedure or have extensive scar tissue or inflammation, you may need open surgery.
If you need abdominal surgery, call AMI Surgery or book an appointment online today to learn if you’re a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery.
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