In the past few decades, there have been a lot of advances in surgery, and many of these advances have been the result of new technology available to assist surgeons. One major advancement that occurred in the 1990s was when doctors could use arthroscopy to perform joint surgery by making small holes with a drill instead of large open incisions used in traditional surgery.
A decade later, laparoscopes were commonly being used to allow doctors to perform surgery on a patient’s abdominal cavity without making a large cut. A laparoscopic gall bladder procedure greatly reduces the recovery time and risks associated with the procedure as compared to the older methods. Continue reading