Laparoscopic surgery, or minimally invasive surgery, is a modern surgical technique that is currenlty used in human medicine. A laparoscopic surgery is performed with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. Small incisions of up to half an inch are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through these incisions. The camera and instruments are then introduced through the ports which allow access to the inside of the patient. The camera transmits an image of the organs inside abdomen onto a television monitor. Dr. Lindsay is not able to see directly into the patient without the traditional large incision so the video camera becomes her eyes. She uses the image from the video camera to perform the entire surgical procedure completely within the patients body.
A few of the benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:
- Quicker recovery times
- Less bleeding and pain because the incisions are the size of the end of your finger
- Your pet can go home with you the same day as their surgical procedure
- Earlier return to full activites
- Much smaller scars
Most traditional surgical procedures including spays and exploratory surgery can be performed laparoscopically. If you would like to learn more about the surgical services we offer, or would like to schedule a procedure with our medical staff, please contact us at (785)531-1372 or via email at YourOtherFamilyDoctorKS@gmail.com.