Skip to main content

Table 1 Comparison between laparoscopic surgery and laparotomy

From: Minilaparotomy for malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheter by nephrologists: experiences at two centers

 Laparoscopic surgeryLaparotomy
Length of skin incisionSmallLarge
Operation timeLongShort
Postoperative painMildSevere
Postoperative recoveryQuickSlow
Risk of incisional herniaLowHigh
Risk of surgical site infectionLowHigh
Length of hospitalizationShortLong
Laparoscopic skillsNecessaryUnnecessary
Observation in the abdominal cavityPossibleImpossible
Laparoscopic equipmentNecessaryUnnecessary
Medical costHighLow
AnesthesiaGeneralGeneral or local