Allows operations to be performed minimally invasive inside of the abdominal cavity.
Through almost invisible cuts of 0.1-0.5” (2-12mm), trocars allow the insertion of a camera and various instruments into the abdomen. The abdomen is then inflated with a CO2 gas.
Painful, cosmetically annoying cuts will generally not apply and periods of recovery following surgical intervention are considerably shorter.
The following interventions are routinely performed laparoscopically:
- Gallbladder removal
- Hernia operations
- Interventions in the small and in the large intestines and in other organs of the
- abdominal cavity are more and more also performed laparoscopically.