Laparoscopic, also called minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery is considered is a type of surgery that uses special instruments designed to decrease the size of incisions and reduce damage to body tissue. This kind of minimally invasive surgery uses a scope to allow surgeons to look inside the body without the need for a large incision.
Laparoscopes are used in the belly for laparoscopic surgery. (“Lapara” is the Greek word for the space between the bottom of the rib cage and the hips.)
Types of Procedures
This type of surgery can be used for many procedures including: