Laparoscopic Surgery

Surgical Associates of Marshall County specialize in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods. The surgeons at the Surgical Associates of Marshall County specialize in laparoscopic surgical techniques, and offer a wide variety of treatment through these minimally invasive methods including appendix removal, colon surgery, and diverticulitis surgery. Learn about each type of surgery below.

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is an advanced surgical method that uses a specialized tool called a laparoscope. This is a thin, flexible tube that is equipped with a light, camera and numerous other surgical devices. With the laparoscope, your general surgeon can complete an entire procedure through three to five minor holes in the abdominal wall.

Laparoscopic surgery eliminates the need for one large incision or surgical wound, thus reducing the risks and complications associated with your operation.

The benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Faster recovery time
  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Fewer risks of complications or infection

During a laparoscopic procedure, the laparoscope projects an image of the area being treated onto a screen in the operating room. This provides your surgeon with an enhanced view of the area being treated, allowing for greater surgical precision.

Many procedures that were once performed through traditional techniques can now be performed laparoscopically.

Surgical Associates of Marshall County offer the following laparoscopic procedures:

Many of the above procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, while others require a short stay in the hospital following laparoscopic surgery.

To learn more about laparoscopic surgery provided by the surgeons at Surgical Associates of Marshall County, please call 256-840-5547 (Albertville) or 256-571-8734 (Guntersville) or complete our online contact form.