A laparoscopic surgery is one performed through a small incision with the aid of a camera. It is also sometimes referred to as a minimally invasive surgery, as there is much less trauma than during a traditional surgery.
Laparoscopic procedures have been performed in human medicine for years. The first publication in medical journals appeared in the early 1950s and the first laparoscopic appendectomy was performed in 1981. Only more recently, however, have laparoscopic techniques been gaining popularity in the veterinary world.
Advantages of a Laparoscopic Approach
There are many reasons that minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries are gaining popularity in veterinary medicine. Continue…