Advanced Minimally Invasive Laparoscopy
Minimally invasive laparoscopy is a type of surgery used to address a wide variety of health issues because it can cause less stress to a child’s body. Minimally invasive laparoscopy involves the use of a laparoscope, a thin camera, being inserted through ports in small, keyhole incisions to perform surgeries that used to require larger incisions.
The ports can then be equipped with surgical instruments to do the same surgeries once done only by open larger incisions. Small incisions can allow for less pain, more rapid healing, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays. Although most patients are given general anesthesia, some procedures can be done with the patient deeply sedated but not anesthetized.
This type of surgery can be used to address a wide variety of conditions, from an appendectomy to pelvic surgery and cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). As technology advances, minimally invasive laparoscopy may be used for even the smallest of patients, even newborns, and to treat a greater number of conditions.
Every patient must be evaluated individually to determine the best surgical approach and procedure for his or her condition.