Advanced laparoscopic surgery is the new era of modern surgery. The highly experienced physicians at Association of South Bay Surgeons, located in Torrance, California, use this surgical technique to deal with a wide variety of disease and illness. With the tiny incisions, recovery is much faster and easier than it would be with open surgery.
In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon needs to create only 3-4 very small incisions in the treatment area to perform the necessary surgery. A gas — typically carbon dioxide — is introduced to the treatment area to expand it for viewing purposes. A laparoscope, a slender surgical tool that combines a telescope and a miniature camera, is inserted through the primary small incision. This gives the surgeon an extremely close-up and detailed view of the interior of the body without the need for major incisions. In the other tiny incisions, the surgeon inserts the surgical tools. This technique allows for surgeons to perform many different types of procedures in the least invasive way possible.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques now allow for surgeons to access nearly any of the body's organs for surgical treatment. Gallstones, once treatable only by removal of the gallbladder in open surgery, can easily be resolved with the laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder. This cuts the healing time drastically, with many people returning to their usual routine in only 5-10 days. The stomach, intestines, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and female reproductive system can all be accessed through laparoscopic surgery. Most diseases and disorders that require surgical treatment can be treated with laparoscopic surgery.
There is far less trauma to the patient's skin and muscles with laparoscopic surgery. Also, there is dramatically less bleeding, which greatly helps in recovery. Patients have less pain, which allows them to bounce back from the procedure much faster than they would with an open surgery. Many laparoscopic surgery patients walk around comfortably the same day of their procedure. Since the interior of the abdominal cavity isn't exposed during surgery, there is also a lower infection rate with laparoscopic surgery. The high quality camera and high magnification allow the surgeon to see the most precise and expansive view of the surgical area possible, enabling them to see issues and potentially identify problems that might be harder to see with traditional open surgery.
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