Every surgical procedure involves bodily trauma. In order to access certain areas inside the body, a surgeon needs to cut through a patient’s skin, and muscle tissue. These incisions take time to heal and the recovery process can be painful. Laparoscopic procedures are minimally invasive and aim to reduce the size and the severity of the surgical incisions, reduce pain and risk, and speed up recovery.
Find out if minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is right for you by contacting Dr. Koeplin today at 651.224.1347.
Traditional vs. Laparoscopic General Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery is better known by the less formal name of “minimally invasive surgery” (or band aid surgery). Essentially it is a method of performing surgery that uses smaller incisions than traditional open surgeries. In open procedures, the surgeon has to make larger incisions and cut through muscle and tendons in order to get to the surgical area of focus. Post-op, these surgical wounds take time to heal, and are painful for the patient. Laparoscopic procedures cut down on the recovery period as they require less invasive incisions. Additionally, they provide reduced risk of infection and less patient pain after surgery.
Here are a few of the laparoscopic procedures Dr. Koeplin performs:
- Cholecystectomy. Removal of the Gallbladder.
- Hernia Repair. Read more about hernia surgery here.
- Appendectomy. Removal of the appendix.
- Splenectomy. Removal of the spleen.
- Bariatric. Stomach stapling or bypass to produce weight loss
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
These are just a few of the numerous procedures that can be performed with minimal invasion. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include all of the following:
- Smaller surgical incisions
- Less scarring
- Decreased pain
- Quicker recovery
- Lower risk of infection
- Less risk of incisional hernia
Minnesota Laparoscopic Surgeon
If you are in need of a surgical procedure, find out if a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure can work for you. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery (less scarring, reduced pain, quicker recovery) make it a better option than open surgeries in most cases. Contact Dr. Koeplin today if you are curious about your surgical options. Dr. Koeplin has been performing laparoscopic surgeries in Minnesota for over 20 years, with a proven track record. Make an appointment today by submitting a message through our online contact form, or giving our office a call at: 651.224.1347.