At Novant Health Surgical Services, many procedures are laparoscopic or minimally invasive. This means that instead of large, open incisions that require several days in the hospital and a painful recovery, your surgery can be done with smaller incisions and more precise tools. This results in:
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Lower risk of complications
- Faster recovery times.
During laparoscopic surgery, your surgeon will make small incisions in your abdomen. Carbon dioxide will be used to inflate your abdominal area and give the surgeon more room to work. A thin tube that contains a small video camera will be threaded into your abdomen. This will show a larger view of the operating area on a TV screen in the operating room, making the surgery more precise and effective.
The following procedures are done laparoscopically at Presbyterian:
Individuals who have laparoscopic weight loss surgery typically stay in the hospital for just a few days and return to work and normal activities within a few weeks.