What are the advantages of laparoscopy versus open surgery?
Laparoscopy offers a number of advantages to the patient compared to traditional open surgery. These include:
- Less pain which limits the need for pain medication
- Smaller incisions and better cosmetic results
- Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery
- Less intra/post-operative complications, such as blood loss, surgical site infections, incisional hernias etc.
- Faster return to work and everyday life