These are only general guidelines and not meant to replace instructions from a physician. Please talk with your physician about your specific condition.
Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery is performed for many conditions today. This technique requires only a few small incisions into which your surgeon will fit long, thin surgical instruments and a tiny camera. The camera will provide images to guide the surgeon during the procedure. The result is less pain and a faster recovery, including a shorter hospital stay. For many types of surgeries, patients can go home the same day.
Most surgical conditions today can be treated with laparoscopic minimally invasive techniques. Ask your physician for more details on your specific procedure.