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