What is laparascopy? Laparascopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparascopy (camera) inserted through a small incision in the abdomen magnifies internal structures of the abdomen on a TV monitor for a more thorough examination. In recent years, laparascopy has been adopted as a less traumatic and less painful alternative to tradition spays.
In a traditional spay, a 2″ to 3″ or larger incision is made in the abdomen through which the ovarian ligament is blindly torn from the abdominal wall. This tearing may cause bruising and postoperative pain. Traditional spays require significant tension on the ovaries and uterus which can cause trauma and bleeding.
When performing a laparascopic spay, the procedure is done through a single incision in the abdomen, typically 3/16″ in size. The procedure is performed with magnified views of the organs allowing for greater precision. The ovarian ligament is carefully cut and cauterized, rather than torn.
Laparascopic spays offer patients up to 65% less pain, minimal recovery time and less trauma than traditional spays.