Laparoscopy – How is it performed?

Under general anesthesia and through a small 1 cm cut below the navel, a needle (veress) is carefully passed, through which the abdomen is stretched using a gas (carbon dioxide). As the tummy is inflated a 5-10mm tube (trocar) is safely inserted. Through this, the laparoscope enters, which is connected to a camera and transmits the image from the inside of the abdomen to a screen.

Then, through 2 or 3 additional small 1 cm incisions in the lower abdomen, auxiliary trocars are inserted to allow for auxiliary laparoscopic instruments to be used, necessary for the operation to be carried out. After the completion of the operation, which lasts 1/2-2 hours or more depending on its complexity, the abdomen ‘deflates’, the skin incisions are sutured with stitches, dressings are applied and you are led to the recovery area. You will remain there for about an hour until the effects of anaesthesia wear off before you are transferred to your room.