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Prof. Giusto Pignata

Cosa è la Laparoscopia

Laparoscopic surgery also referred to as minimally invasive surgery describes the performance of surgical procedures with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. During the surgical procedure, small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions. The camera and the instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. The same procedure that could be performed in open surgery could be performed with laparoscopic approach.

Benefici rispetto alla chirurgia tradizionale

  • Better vision for the surgeon of anatomic structures

  • less post operative discomfort since the incisions are much smaller

  • quicker recovery times

  • shorter hospital stays

  • earlier return to full activities

  • much smaller scars

  • there may be less internal scarring when the procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion compared to standard open surgery.