Laparoscopic surgery has many names, just as it is used for many medical reasons. Also commonly known as keyhole surgery, bandaid surgery or minimally invasive surgery, this operation involves small incisions though the abdomen that range in size from .05 to 1.5 cm. This type of surgery can be used for anything from the removal of a cyst to the gastric bypass procedure.
There are many advantages to going with the laparoscopy surgery than other surgery routes. There is less pain, less chance of hemorrhaging, and a much shorter time needed for recovery. The shorter recovery time is a key point for those who are traveling abroad for their surgeries. As far as risks go, there are no greater risks associated with this type of surgery compared to other surgeries.