Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed with very small (less than one centimeter) incisions, long narrow instruments and a “laparoscope” or miniature camera at the end of a tube. Laparoscopy is used both for exploration and treatment.
At North Kansas City Hospital, laparoscopic surgeries are performed for a range of purposes from weight loss to cancer removal, using traditional and robotic methods.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery over traditional open surgery result primarily from the smaller incisions used and include:
- Less pain and blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Faster return to daily activities
Laparoscopic Procedures Offered at North Kansas City Hospital
We currently offer laparoscopic procedures including:
Learn more about laparoscopy at our online Health Encyclopedia.
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