Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery, band aid surgery, or keyhole surgery, has become increasingly popular of the past few years because it avoids the large incisions normally associated with some surgical procedures. Using a long flexible scope with a powerful light source and a small video camera, surgeons can see inside the body and perform complex procedures through 2-3cm incisions.
Safer, more comfortable surgery
Eliminating the need for large incisions provides significant benefits for patients.
Some of the advantages that laparoscopic surgery offers to patients are:
- Smaller scars that are easily concealed.
- Reduced blood loss during surgery
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less pain following surgery
- Shorter hospital stays
Experience and training
Although laparoscopic surgery is easier on the patients, the technical skill required by the surgeon is usually greater than that required for traditional open procedures. The surgeons at Hollywood Bariatrics have extensive training in advanced laparoscopic techniques and have safely performed hundreds of laparoscopic surgeries including general and bariatric procedures.