Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique using a lighted instrument called a laparoscope that is inserted through small incisions. A tiny video camera helps the surgeon work in small body cavities without large incisions. This method reduces pain, scarring, and complications and improves recovery time.
Laparoscopic surgery is ideal when treating such conditions as kidney cancer, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, Conn's Syndrome, Cushing's Syndrome, pheochromocytoma, some types of hernias, cancer of the ureter and renal pelvis, prostate cancer, male infertility and adrenal gland disorders.
See Robotic Surgery for more information.