Is it safe?

With all types of surgery there is a risk involved however the laparoscopic approach compares very favourably to the open approach. Your individual circumstances including history/ examination and imaging will be evaluated by Dr Land and a preoperative discussion will outline possible complications and risk factors for your particular procedure. There is always a small chance that unforeseen circumstances may dictate that your procedure requires an open approach but this is very uncommon and occurs in < 1% of cases that are planned to proceed laparoscopically.