Laparoscopic Surgery or Minimal Access Surgery has brought in a surgical revolution. All types of surgeries can be done with the help of a laparoscope.
In laparoscopic surgery, 3 or 4 holes of Â½ cm or 1 cm are made instead of a big incision (cut). A telescope which is also known as Laparoscope is inserted through a 1 cm cut and the image is seen on a monitor. The image is 10 to 15 times magnified. Other instruments are inserted through the other holes to perform the operation looking at the monitor. It is a highly skilled procedure which requires rigorous training.
Operations which can be performed laparoscopically:
Laparoscopic can be used as a diagnostic tool also. Sometimes diagnosis cannot be made with ultrasound, CT scan, MRI. Diagnostic laparoscopy may be done to come to a diagnosis