IN THIS ARTICLE
During the Laparoscopy
With laparoscopy, tiny fiber-optic instruments are inserted into the body through small surgical openings (thus the name "keyhole"). A person may have one or more small incisions. A video camera is inserted into the opening, which guides the surgeon who is manipulating the instruments in any other openings. Sometimes, only one incision is used an all the instruments are placed into it. This is called single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS. On the ends of these instruments are such devices as scissors, surgical staplers, scalpels, and sutures (stitches). Abdominal laparoscopy involves the following steps:
The patient is asleep and feels nothing during the procedure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015
Must Read Articles Related to Laparoscopy
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Laparoscopy:
Laparoscopy - Patient Experience
Did you have to have a laparoscopy? Please describe your experience.
Laparoscopy - Risks
Did you experience complications from your laparoscopy? How did you recover?
- Being There for Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes
- Your Premature Baby: Milestones for the First 18 Months
- Are We Close to a Cure for Cancer?
- Early Care for Your Premature Baby
- What to Eat When You Have Cancer
- When to Take More Pain Medication