Advanced laparoscopy surgery is often called minimally invasive surgery. Recommended by leading surgical associations for certain types of procedures, BASS Medical Group surgeons are pleased to offer this less invasive option to their patients whenever appropriate.
During a laparoscopy procedure, very small incisions (typically less than ½ inch in size) are made in the body. Specialized, long, thin surgical instruments (including a small fiber optic camera and light) are then passed through these small openings. Thanks to the camera and light, the surgical team members can view and perform their work using delicate, innovative tools and a high definition video monitor.
The Role of Advanced Laparoscopy
Your BASS medical team may recommend advanced laparoscopy for you for a number of reasons including biopsy, diagnosis or treatment. Common conditions treated through advanced laparoscopy include issues involving the pelvis, abdomen, urinary and reproductive systems, and certain cancers. Often, advanced laparoscopy can be used to repair or remove damaged parts of organs.
The benefits of advanced laparoscopy include a potentially smoother, faster recovery, limited blood loss, less pain (along with decreased need for pain-relievers), smaller scars, and minimized risk of infection. Of course, not every surgery can be performed laparoscopically and not every patient’s circumstances are conducive to this technique. Your individual BASS Medical surgeon will discuss the options with you and make a recommendation based on your medical needs and his/her professional opinion.
Following a laparoscopic procedure, you may feel tired or nauseated from the anesthesia. Still, many people can be discharged from the hospital or surgery center on the day of their surgery. Your BASS Advanced Laparoscopy Surgeon will help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
Advanced Laparoscopy Services
Today, laparoscopy if often the preferred surgical method and is utilized by BASS Medical Group surgeons for the following types of procedures, as well as others:
- Adrenalectomy (adrenal gland removal)
- Anti-reflux operations (heartburn treatment)
- Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
- Bowel resection
- Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
- Diagnosis of disorders and diseases of the pelvis, uterus, and urinary bladder through examination of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc.
- Hernia surgery/repair
- Lymph node biopsy
- Ovarian cystectomy (cyst removal from an ovary)
- Splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
- Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery including gastric bypass)
To schedule a consult with one of our Advanced Laparoscopy providers, give us a call at (925) 350-4044.