This technique has many advantages compared to conventional open surgery. Therefore, open surgeries are gradually being replaced by laparoscopic or endoscopic techniques in all surgical branches.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery can be listed as follows:
- Operations are performed without making a large incision, that is, without opening the abdomen. There is no large surgical scar on the skin. All operations are performed through 3 small holes opened in the navel and in the groin area. It does not leave any traces on the skin that are aesthetically disturbing.
- Since laparoscopy operations are performed with micro-surgery principles, minimal damage occurs in the abdomen and operating areas, and recovery is easier and faster.
- After laparoscopy, operation-related adhesions develop less in the abdomen. Since more adhesions occur in open surgeries, laparoscopy should be recommended primarily to expectant mothers who are considering having a child. Sometimes, obstructions occur due to adhesions formed in the tubes after open surgery.
- Since the most difficult areas to visualize in the abdomen can be easily seen with the laparoscopy method, the possibility and success of treatment increases.
- Since the complaint of pain is less following laparoscopic surgeries, the quality of life of the patient is better. The need of using pain killer is not much.
- Hospital duration after laparoscopic surgeries is short. Most patients are usually discharged the same or the following day. Mobilization and returning to normal physical activities are faster and easier. The patient recovers earlier since the abdominal wall is not opened.
- The duration of returning back to work is only 1 week. This duration may be as long as 6 to 7 weeks after conventional operations.