Surgical Clinic, PC

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Laparoscopic Surgery services offered in Opelika, AL

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that reduces incision size, post-procedure pain, and recovery time. At Surgical Clinic, PC in Auburn & Opelika, Alabama, the board-certified general surgeons perform laparoscopic surgery to treat a broad range of surgical needs. To schedule a consultation with a member of this exceptional team, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical technique that uses a laparoscope, a thin, lighted tube with a camera, which allows surgeons to see the internal structures of the abdomen without the need for a large open incision. 

The surgeons insert the camera through a small incision in the abdomen, and they see live-action images on a computer monitor. Your surgeon makes additional small incisions to insert the surgical tools they need to perform the procedure. 

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique, which means smaller incisions, less blood loss, and a faster recovery.

What procedures are performed using laparoscopic surgery?

The team at Surgical Clinic, PC performs laparoscopic surgery to treat many conditions. They may use the minimally invasive surgical technique for:

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Nissen fundoplication: For gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Splenectomy

The team customizes your surgical plan based on your diagnosis, medical history, and surgical history. Though laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits, your surgeon uses the technique that provides the best outcomes for you.

What happens during laparoscopic surgery?

The specifics of your laparoscopic surgery depend on your needs. Your surgeon at Surgical Clinic, PC reviews the details of your procedure at your pre-op consultation so you know what to expect.

The team performs laparoscopic surgery using general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during the procedure. They make an incision near your belly button and insert the camera. They inflate your abdominal cavity with carbon dioxide gas to improve visibility. 

Your surgeon makes additional incisions for the surgical tools they need to perform the procedure. After treating the condition, they close the incisions and send you to the recovery area where they monitor you.

You may go home, or the team may have you remain overnight for observation.

How long is recovery following laparoscopic surgery?

Recovery following laparoscopic surgery varies and depends on the type of procedure performed. For example, you may return to most of your usual activities within a few days following hernia surgery, while it may take a few weeks to recover from gallbladder surgery.

The Surgical Clinic, PC team provides postsurgical instructions to support the healing process and ensure a fast and safe recovery.

Schedule your laparoscopic surgery consultation at Surgical Clinic, PC by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.