What Is Laparoscopic General Surgery?
Laparoscopic general surgery is a modern type of surgery that is minimally invasive and often allows quicker recovery and less pain as compared to standard open incisional surgery. It is called laparoscopic surgery because it involves the use of a small instrument called a laparoscope, which can be inserted into the body using a small incision. There is a light source and camera on the end of the laparoscope which transmits images to a monitor which guides the surgeon during the procedure.
What Types of Conditions Does Laparoscopic General Surgery Treat?
We can perform surgery with a laparoscopic approach in multiple instances, including gallbladder surgery, appendix surgery, certain hernia repairs, antireflux surgery, and certain bowel procedures. If you are in need of general or laparoscopic surgery, please contact us for a consultation with one of our surgeons, and we will determine if laparoscopic surgery is the best course of action for you.
What Results Can I Expect From The Surgery?
There are many benefits to laparoscopic surgery for your surgical procedure. Because the incisions are small, any resulting scars will be relatively small and may be virtually undetectable. The incisions may heal more quickly than standard incisions, and may be less painful, meaning you’ll get out of recovery and back to your normal activities sooner. You may also experience less internal scarring than you might with conventional surgery. Often, laparoscopic surgery is performed as an outpatient, meaning you may go home on the same day as the procedure. More involved, complicated surgeries that require inpatient hospitalization will often benefit from a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery with laparoscopic technique as compared to conventional open surgery.
Expert Laparoscopic General Surgery in Alabama With Surgical Services of Athens
For over 20 years, residents of Athens, Huntsville, Madison and surrounding areas have put their trust in us for all their surgical needs. We combine years of experience with an understanding of the most modern surgical techniques to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. For expert laparoscopic general surgery in Alabama, call us at 256-216-6500 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a consultation.