Laparoscopic surgery uses the aid of a laparoscope, a thin rod with a
camera attached, to visualize the abdominal and pelvic cavities through
tiny keyhole incisions. This minimally invasive surgical technique is
associated with faster recovery and better patient outcomes.
Many common surgeries can be performed laparoscopically today.
Whether you're a candidate for laparoscopic surgery will depend
on how complicated your condition is. Some complicated conditions
may require open surgery to manage. However, laparoscopic surgery
is becoming the preferred default method for a growing list of common
operations, due to its cost-saving benefits and improved patient outcomes.