Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed using a laparoscope, a thin fibre-optic instrument with camera and lens attached to it. Laparoscope can be used for diagnosing and treating various conditions.

Laparoscopy is also used in breast cancer surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a tube through which the laparoscope is introduced into the breast tissue. The camera displays images onto a large screen. This will guide your surgeon during the procedure. After the procedure, the incisions are closed with stitches and covered with bandages. A laparoscopic procedure requires shorter hospital stay, lesser post-operation pain and faster recovery.


Dr. April Maddux’s practice has evolved significantly over the years with increasing focus on surgical treatment of breast cancer and preventive/prophylactic surgery for high-risk individuals. Urgent appointments can be made for patients with a confirmed or strongly suspected diagnosis of breast cancer; however, our capacity to offer appointments to patients with benign lesions or symptoms not suspicious for breast cancer is very limited.

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