Laparoscopic Surgery

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Anderson Regional Medical Center - North
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
Call 601-553-6000

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery | Types of Laparoscopic Procedures | Benefits to You

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, allows surgery to be performed without making long incisions in the body. Instead, surgeons make several small incisions, typically under an inch in length. A thin, lighted tube with a camera at the tip, called a laparoscope, is inserted into one of the openings. The camera allows surgeons to view the desired surgical site on a large, flat-screen monitor. Tiny surgical instruments are inserted through the remaining incisions, which physicians manipulate to perform delicate procedures. In orthopedics, this type of surgery is called arthroscopy.

Types of Laparoscopic Procedures

With ongoing advancements in surgical technology and the exceptional skill of surgeons on our medical staff, many areas of surgery can now be performed laparoscopically, including:

  • Appendix
  • Bladder
  • Bowel
  • Cancerous tumors
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Gall bladder
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Orthopedic joints
  • Pancreas
  • Prostate
  • Spine
  • Stomach
  • Uterus
  • Weight loss

Benefits to You

Smaller incisions mean that less skin, muscle and other tissue are cut during your surgery, so you heal faster and the risk for complications is reduced. Typically, laparoscopic patients leave the hospital one- to three-days sooner than those who have traditional open surgery. Many laparoscopic surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return home the very same day.