Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique of inspection of the abdominal cavity that does not need to make large incisions. During the laparoscopic surgery procedure, a laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen, which is a tube that contains an optical system coupled to a light source. The camera allows the doctor to inspect, from a monitor, the pelvic organs and, if necessary, introduce other instruments through the same laparoscope to correct a problem. The advantages of surgical laparoscopy are many, so it is applied in various specialties. In urology, less hospitalization and recovery time is required, there is less possibility of infectious complications, less postoperative pain and no visible scars. In gynecology it is used to perform the inspection of some pathologies or gynecological processes: cysts, myomas, hysterectomies, pelvic inflammatory diseases, ectopic pregnancies, etc. In addition, laparoscopy is used in other medical specialties and processes such as prostate cancer, varicella or some kidney diseases.