What exactly is Laparoscopy or Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Laparoscopy is a Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) procedure in which a surgeon gains access to the abdominal cavity by way of small incisions in the abdominal wall.  An instrument called a laparoscope is used to give the surgeon an exceptionally clear view of the inside of the abdominal cavity. This surgical approach is considered “minimally invasive” because of the very small incisions used.