The Laparoscopic Method

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The medical world is a place of constant change and evolution. Medical professionals work hard to find ways to more efficiently help their patients. One area of medicine that has changed much over the last decade is surgery. Surgeons have started using the laparoscopic method for most surgeries of the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery is remarkable from how it works to the many different procedures that can be performed through laparoscopic surgery, and how much easier it is on the body than open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is used to perform surgeries of the abdomen. According to the World Laparoscopy Hospital, unlike traditional open surgery that requires a five to seven inch incision,…show more content…
Todd Heniford, et al.). It goes on to say that “Ectopic pancreatic tissue is thought to arise at the time of embryonal development and fusion of the pancreatic buds” (B. Todd Heniford, et al.). The study in the Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques used four patients all of which had to have ectopic pancreatic tissue removed. The conclusion those doctors came to is that the laparoscopic method is a safe and effective way to remove a pancreatic rest. One other procedure performed using the laparoscopic method is diagnostic laparoscopy. The article “Diagnostic Laparoscopy” gives a definition of it is. “Diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a health care provider to look directly at the contents of a patient’s abdomen or pelvis” (“Diagnostic laparoscopy,” par. 1). According to the article, it is done by inflating the abdomen and then inserting the laparoscope into the abdomen where the surgeon will look for whatever is causing the patient trouble (“Diagnostic laparoscopy,” par. 2-4). As with any medical procedure there are risks of infection but those risks are smaller with the smaller incisions. Generally speaking, there is a lot of risk and pain involved with surgical procedures. Because so many people have to get surgery every day, doctors try to come up with ways to lessen the risks, and make pain management easier. Laparoscopic surgery is a revolutionary alternative to open surgery that accomplishes both of these goals.
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