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Laparoscopic Surgery

Our surgeons utilize the latest in laparoscopic technology to perform a wide range of surgical procedures.  These minimally invasive techniques use micro-instruments inserted through tiny incisions to perform procedures that would otherwise require open incisions.

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of surgery that requires small incisions through which a laparoscope is passed. Through these small incision, or keyholes, the surgical instruments can be passed to complete the surgery.

What is a laparoscope?

A laparoscope is the term used to describe a thin surgical tube that is used to perform surgery or to provide light and video of the surgical field.  Laparoscopes can be quite advanced with special attachments that enable skilled surgeons to perform complicated surgeries through small incisions.

How does it work?

Through a number of small incisions the necessary surgical tools are passed into the surgical area.  These tools include a lighted camera, and/or scissors, scalpel, hemostats or other specialized tools.  Through these holes the skilled surgeon can manipulate the tools and make movements based on the images provided by the camera.  Upon completion of the surgery, the incisions are bandaged as needed and the patient is taken to recovery.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include less blood less and faster healing time and a quicker return to normal activities. 

Laporoscopic procedures are offered across a wide range of disciplines, including:

Specific minimally invasive surgical procedures include:

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Call us at (717) 231-8900 to speak with one of our friendly agents from the PinnacleHealth Corporate Contact Center for more information or to make an appointment.

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