Videoscopic surgery is an advanced surgical technique that utilizes a video camera to perform operations through very small incisions.
The operations are performed by making small incisions (usually 1/4 to 1/2 inch) and gently separating the patient’s muscles to enter the abdomen or chest without cutting. A fiberoptic lighted tube is inserted that transmits an internal picture of the patient onto a television screen for the surgeon and nurses to view. Small instruments are then inserted and the surgical procedure is completed.
This space-age technology reduces the trauma associated with traditional open surgery. This can greatly reduce the patient’s pain, hospital stay, recovery time, and scarring.
Today, most major abdominal and chest surgeries can be accomplished with videoscopic techniques. We are happy to advise patients if they are candidates for this alternative to open surgery.
See actual pictures of a videoscopic operation here.