Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. A camera is introduced as well as fine instruments allowing a range of procedures to be performed.
In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
In veterinary medicine the same advantages are seen. As specialised equipment and training is required however not all practices have these facilities. At Vets4Pets many of our surgeries have invested considerably in their team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to their clients.