Laparoscopic surgery is the operations performed with the help of thin metal pipes (trocars) and a camera placed in the body from several different points without making the usual large incisions in operations related to the abdomen or chest area. One of the entry points defined in abdominal applications is chosen as the navel. Thus, the recovery period of surgeries performed with minimal tissue damage is significantly shortened and post-surgical scars are almost non-existent. Complications seen in classical surgical practice are also minimized. Patients return to their daily activities in a shorter time.
Although laparoscopic surgery applications in adult patients have been increasingly used in the last 30 years, the application in pediatric patients is still very new. Pediatric laparoscopy, which has been applied for the last 5 years in our country, is performed in a very limited number of pediatric surgery centers. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Aydın Yagmurlu, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery is one of the centers where pediatric laparoscopic surgery is performed the most and has the largest and most diverse patient series in this regard.