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Laparoscopic Surgery: A Painless Cure


Surgery is not so easy term and the word surgery itself is enough to give you goosebumps along with cold shivering. It is not easy for a patient who is about to undergo or has recently undergone surgery. The fear of going through the surgical pain always remains there irrespective of the type of surgery you are going to have for treatment. There are many health disorders that require surgical treatment and cannot be cured with medications and lifestyle changes. To name a few are gallstone surgery, hernia surgery, obesity surgery, pancreatitis, etc. Although, it varies for case to case basis and overall health condition of the patient. When we talk about surgery, there are two major types of surgeries .i.e. Open Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery.

Open Surgery

Open surgery is the oldest and most traditional type of surgery undertaken to treat many health disorders. On the other hand, laparoscopic surgery is a modern day surgery and an advanced form of surgery that has become very popular for the last few years. Most surgeons recommend laparoscopic surgery over the former for surgical treatment. This is simply because it holds many advantages over the open method. Let’s discuss these advantages in detail.

Laparoscopic Surgery | Dr. Manish Joshi

Fewer Incisions:

In the case of the open method, one big incision is made in order to perform the surgery, While in the case of laparoscopic surgery, three to four smaller incisions are made. A laparoscope that is connected to a computer screen is inserted through one of the incisions in order to get a clear view inside the body to perform the surgery.


In open method, since a big incision is made, it leaves a big surgical scar at the site of the operation that remains clearly visible. On the other hand, in laparoscopic surgery, the scars are almost not visible as the cuts are really small.

Less Painful:

Open method is more painful in comparison to the laparoscopic method. The patient suffers more pain during and after the surgery in the open method and the latter is less painful.

Faster Recovery:

Open surgery takes time to heal and therefore that patient is recommended to rest for a number of days after the surgery. While, in case of laparoscopic surgery, the patient is discharged from the hospital the same or very next day from the hospital and requires lesser number of days to recover fully in comparison to the open method.

Therefore, it won’t be wrong to say that laparoscopic surgery is a painless surgical cure of many diseases.

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