Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist

Ambulatory Surgery Center in Valley, AL

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery technique and offers the chance to treat a wide range of conditions without large incisions. This approach is a specialty for the team at EAMC-Lanier Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC, in Valley, Alabama. To explore laparoscopic surgery options in greater detail, call the office to set up a visit, or try the quick and easy online booking tool. 

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopy is a type of surgery named for the specific equipment used during procedures. A laparoscope is a thin tool equipped with a camera and light. When inserted into your body through a small incision, the laparoscope collects imaging and displays it on an external monitor. 

This approach allows your surgeon to “see” real-time imaging of your internal structures without having to create a large incision to view those tissues directly. Before laparoscopic surgery, surgeons need to make abdominal incisions up to 12 inches long to perform surgery. 

What are some of the uses for laparoscopic surgery?

The team can perform many different procedures using laparoscopic surgical techniques. Some of the potential uses for this approach include:

  • Hernia surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Stomach surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Uterine fibroid removal
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • Hysterectomy

There are instances when traditional open surgery is the best course of action. Your provider will discuss which approach is the right fit for your needs during your initial consultation. 

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery offers numerous benefits as compared to traditional open surgical procedures. Some of the reasons why surgeons and patients prefer this approach include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less bleeding
  • Less tissue disruption
  • Less internal scarring
  • Faster recovery process

People who have laparoscopic procedures can often return home the same day rather than remaining in the hospital for the initial stage of healing. This allows you to begin recovering in the comfort of home. 

What makes robotic laparoscopic surgery unique?

When many people think about robotic surgery, they envision a blocky silver robot wielding surgical tools. In reality, robotic-assisted surgery is fully controlled by your human surgeon. 

The process uses a robotic surgery platform equipped with various surgical tools affixed to robotic arms. Your surgeon is seated at a nearby console and controls all aspects of the surgery. The robotic arms can achieve an astounding range of motion and precision, allowing complex tissue alterations in a very confined space within your body. 

When you’re ready to learn more about laparoscopic surgery and how it might fit your treatment needs, booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page.