Physicians at Baptist Medical Center may use minimally invasive techniques for a number of surgeries in the abdominal area.
Minimally invasive surgery may also be possible for removal of the:
In minimally invasive abdominal surgery, physicians use a device called a laparoscope, a slender illuminated optical or fiber-optic instrument that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall. It is used to visually examine the interior of the peritoneal cavity. Laparoscopic surgery eliminates the need for a long incision in the abdominal muscles, making post-operative care and recovery much easier. Many patients are able to go home the day of surgery.
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