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Laparoscopic surgery: what is it?

Laparoscopic surgery allows access to the organs contained in the abdominal cavity without having to open it, thanks to the introduction of a camera and other extremely thin surgical instruments through some cannulas - trocars - inserted into the abdominal wall, after creating an intraperitoneal "surgical space" by insufflation of carbon dioxide. In this way, very complex operations can be performed while minimizing surgical trauma, which allows the patient to have extremely short postoperative recovery times compared to the past and a rapid return to his or her normal activities.

The evolution of laparoscopic surgery

Today the idea of minimally invasive surgery, that of "tummy tucks," is known to all and no longer causes any wonder. Actually to arrive at the development of the highly sophisticated technology which makes it possible to run in laparoscopy virtually here1283151any abdominal surgery (except transplants) has taken more than a century. In fact, it was 1902 when the German George Kelling performed the first surgeries in laparoscopy (o celioscopy, as they said at the time) on dogs, using instrumentation that today has the flavor of an archaeological find. Before him, in the early 1800s Pilipp Bozzini, a German surgeon of Italian origin (his father, Nicolaus Maria Bozzini de Bozza, had had to flee Italy following a duel), invented theendoscopy, using a simple metal tube and candle light to explore his patients' bladders and thus perform the first cystoscopies. Since then, advances in the laparoscopy have complemented the progress of the  technology, particularly from the development of cold lights, miniaturized cameras and precision optical systems. It would have to be 1981 for Kurt Semm, a German gynecologist, to perform the first laparoscopic appendectomy, and to 1987 for Philippe Mouret to standardize the surgical technique for the laparoscopic cholecystectomyBasic laparoscopic surgery is now performed in all hospitals; and advances in technology and technique make it possible to perform laparoscopic surgeries of very high complexity, as in the case of colon, stomach, abdominal wall, and spleen surgeryThe latter procedures, however, must be performed by specifically trained surgical teams and by having appropriate technology available.

Laparoscopic surgery: what we do

In the team of Cuccomarino, MD you can find surgeons who have trained in Centers of Excellence around the world and are able to perform the most complex abdominal surgeries minimally invasively, fully respecting the integrity of your body. These are the main procedures our team performs laparoscopically:



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