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Minimally-Invasive Surgery in Atlanta

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, is a modern, minimally-invasive surgical technique. It utilizes small incisions and a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light attached, to assess and operate with precision and minimal disruption to surrounding tissues.

Dr. Deborah Martin specializes in laparoscopic surgery and has over 30 years of experience in the field. She most commonly sees patients for laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery and hernia surgery. With her expertise, you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands for your procedure.

If you're looking for a reliable and experienced general laparoscopic surgeon in the Atlanta area, contact Dr. Martin's office today to set up a consultation and begin your journey toward recovery.


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Laparoscopic Surgeon in cumming & Suwanee, GA

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is the preferred technique for many surgical procedures because of its minimally invasive nature. Compared to traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Faster recovery: Patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery typically experience shorter hospital stays and can return to their normal activities more quickly.
  • Less pain: The minimally invasive nature of laparoscopic surgery causes less trauma to the body, resulting in less post-operative pain and discomfort.
  • Reduced scarring: Smaller incisions result in less visible scarring and improved cosmetic outcomes.
  • Lower risk of complications: Laparoscopic surgery is associated with a lower risk of complications, such as infection, blood loss, and post-operative pain.

If you're considering laparoscopic surgery, trust the expertise of Dr. Deborah Martin to guide you through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to perform a typical laparoscopic surgery?

The average time a laparoscopic surgery takes will vary depending on the procedure. Dr. Deborah Martin most commonly performs laparoscopic gallbladder surgery and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, both of which typically only take a couple of hours, including time for preoperative preparation.

Can all surgeries be performed using laparoscopic techniques?

Though many surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, there are always exceptions. Some more complex surgeries may require open techniques to ensure the best possible outcome, and some individual patients may not be good candidates for a laparoscopic procedure. Dr. Martin, a skilled general surgeon who has experience with both open and laparoscopic techniques, will be able to advise you on the best approach for your particular situation.

How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopy procedure?

Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure and individual patient. Generally, laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to go home the same day. Most patients are able to resume their usual activities within 1-2 weeks after their procedure, but you should always listen to your doctor's instructions for the best results.

What should I expect during my consultation with Dr. Martin?

During your consultation, Dr. Martin will discuss your medical history and current symptoms with you to gain a better understanding of your condition. She may also recommend some additional tests to help her determine the best course of action for your specific situation. After carefully evaluating all factors, she will be able to advise you on the best surgical plan for your individual needs.

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