Patient Learning: Laparoscopy


Information for patients and family

Laparoscopy (or “keyhole surgery”) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows your doctor to see the inside of your abdomen and pelvis. A thin camera (laparoscope) along with thin instruments are inserted through small skin incisions. The small incisions allow for faster healing and earlier discharge from hospital.

Learn more about the anatomy, indications, and risks of the procedure through this interactive website, accompanied with illustrations that detail the process.

The website also includes a step-by-step guide of the journey in hospital procedures, as well a downloadable an itemized checklist to help prepare for the hospital stay.