Laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical technique that involves making smaller incisions than traditional surgeries. The procedure is named after a laparoscope, a flexible tube with a small camera lens attached at the end. During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes a few extremely small incisions on the targeted region. The laparoscope is guided through one incision and the surgical instruments through the others.
The laparoscope allows the surgeon to look at the insides of your body on a video monitor. Under laparoscopic guidance, the surgeon can perform surgery without needing to make a large incision. Since the incisions are extremely small, laparoscopic surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal risks or complications. Dr. Ahuja performs all surgical procedures using cutting-edge laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery:
- Performed through extremely small incisions
- Leaves extremely small scars that are easily concealed
- Performed as an outpatient procedure or involves minimal hospital stays
- Minimal pain and discomfort after the treatment
- Resume most of your daily activities within a week or two
- Minimal risk of internal scarring and infections
- Can be performed with robot assistance for optimal precision
Recovery After Laparoscopic Surgery
The primary benefit of laparoscopic surgery is minimal downtime. Since the surgeon only makes 1/2 or 1/4 inch incisions, the risk of complications is also minimal. With traditional surgeries, you may have to spend a week or more in a hospital and take several weeks off work. But with laparoscopic surgeries, you can either return home the same day or within two days and resume most of your daily activities within a week.
Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a state-of-the-art medical center specializing in cutting-edge laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries. Dr. Ahuja has performed 4000+ bariatric procedures and thousands of other gastrointestinal procedures using laparoscopic surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon. He is committed to ensuring optimal results with minimal risks or complications to help you recover your health and quality of life. Please schedule an appointment to learn more about laparoscopic surgery in Mount Vernon.