A basic body of knowledge encompassing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia forms the foundation of the surgical specialty known as “general surgery.
“A surgical technique known as laparoscopy enables a surgeon to access the belly (tummy) and pelvis from the inside without having to make significant skin incisions. This process is sometimes referred to as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery. Due to the use of a device called a laparoscope by the surgeon, large incisions can be avoided during laparoscopy.
A laparoscope is a tiny tube with a camera and a light source that transmits pictures of the pelvis or abdomen to a television monitor. The benefits of using this method over standard open surgery include:
a shorter stay in the hospital
and a quicker healing process less pain
and bleeding following the procedure, less scarring