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Laparoscopic Surgery

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Rockwall Surgical Specialists

General Surgery & Bariatric Surgery located in Rowlett, Rockwall, Greenville, Forney, & Terrell, TX

Compared to traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery results in less pain, causes minimal scarring, and promotes faster recovery. The team of surgeons at Rockwall Surgical Specialists have extensive experience performing laparoscopic surgery to treat a wide range of conditions. If you need surgery, it’s important to consult experts in laparoscopic surgery before committing to your procedure, so don’t hesitate to book an appointment online or call one of their offices in Rowlett, Rockwall, Greenville, Terrell, and Forney, Texas.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses specialized surgical devices to perform surgery through several small incisions. Where open surgery uses one, long incision, the incisions for laparoscopic surgery are usually no longer than a half-inch.

The procedure is named after the key piece of equipment, a laparoscope, which consists of a high-definition camera and light inside a long, narrow tube.

Your surgeon at Rockwall Surgical Specialists inserts the laparoscope through one incision, where it sends magnified images of the surgical site to a large monitor they can view. They then insert additional surgical instruments in narrow tubes through the other incisions and use them to perform the surgery.

When is laparoscopic surgery performed?

The experienced surgeons at Rockwall Surgical Specialists perform laparoscopic surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Lake Pointe, and Rockwall Surgery Center.

Your surgeon can perform most types of intestinal surgeries laparoscopically, as long as you don’t have a condition that interferes. For example, if you’ve had prior surgery or injuries, you may have internal scarring that prevents laparoscopy.

Laparoscopic surgery is often used to treat health conditions such as:

  • Hernias
  • Gallstones
  • Acid reflux
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Obesity (weight loss surgery)
  • Appendicitis
  • Ruptured or enlarged spleen

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is also a type of laparoscopic surgery. The difference is that the laparoscope and other surgical instruments are contained in roboticized arms.

The robotic arms are completely controlled by your surgeon, whose hand motions are translated into precise movements carried out by the robotic instruments.

Robotic surgery can achieve a range of motion that exceeds the ability of human hands. The robotic arms are also small enough to reach areas of your body that hands can’t reach without potentially harming the surrounding tissues.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

The small incisions used for minimally invasive procedures offer several health advantages over open surgery, including:

  • Less postoperative discomfort
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Shorter time in the hospital
  • Earlier return to normal activities
  • Minimal scarring

When surgery is in your future, it’s important to talk about your options and whether you’re a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about minimally invasive surgery, call Rockwall Surgical Specialists or use online booking to schedule a consultation.