What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery, often referred to as minimally invasive surgery, is a way of performing surgery using small incisions, unlike open surgery where an incision can be several inches long.
How is Minimally Invasive Surgery performed?
Laparoscopic surgery is performed using a thin, tubular instrument called a laparoscope. The laparoscope is inserted in a small incision and uses a camera to provide closeup video imaging that is viewed by your doctor on an external screen.
What are the benefits?
Since laparoscopic surgery requires only one or a few small incisions you are left with smaller scars that are less noticeable. There is also less internal scarring so overall you feel less pain. Typically you will have a shorter hospital visit, most patients can go home the same day. Your recovery time will vary but is normally shorter so you can get back to your normal activities quicker.
Dr. Timms has vast experience and knowledge performing and teaching about laparoscopic surgery. If you have further questions contact Dr. Timms to schedule a consultation.