Over the years, there have been many technological breakthroughs to happen in medicine, and an important breakthrough to note is the use of laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive way to perform surgery on the colon, instead of with a large incision that could take weeks to heal. Dr. Abby Crume, Dr. Joseph Melvin, and Dr. Michelle Murday, your proctologists at Associates in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Salt Lake City, UT, can explain how laparoscopic surgery can benefit you compared to traditional surgery.
The Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
Instead of making a large incision that could take weeks to heal, your proctologist in Salt Lake City, UT, is now able to perform colon surgery in a minimally invasive and accurate technique. Through laparoscopic surgery, your doctor can perform colon surgery through a very small incision, making recovery slightly easier on your body. Your doctor will use a small camera attached to a tube-like material to navigate through your body with ease and have a magnified view of what needs to be fixed. Depending on your surgery, most patients can leave the hospital and return to normal life within a few days.
With laparoscopic surgery, you may experience a shorter hospital visit and quicker recovery times, as well as a quicker return to your normal life. You often will also be able to return to a diet of solid foods and experience a return of your bowel functions sooner than with traditional surgery. You can also benefit from the fact that with laparoscopic surgery, you’ll have less of a scar to worry about and don’t have to feel self-conscious about others noticing any scars from surgery.
Contact Your Doctor Today!
Find out if you are a candidate for laparoscopic surgery today! Contact Dr. Abby Crume, Dr. Joseph Melvin, and Dr. Michelle Murday, your proctologists at Associates in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Salt Lake City, UT, at (801) 263-1621 today.