Compared to traditional open surgery, patients often experience less pain, a shorter recovery, and less scarring with laparoscopic surgery. Many of the complications of open surgery like huge incisional hernias and intestinal adhesions leading to intestinal obstruction (blockage of the intestinal passage) that requires surgical management can be reduced significantly by routine use of the laparoscopic method. Also, laparoscopic surgery keeps the integrity of the abdominal wall intact, which keeps the abdominal wall in its best functional state (which is required for body movements like getting up from lying and bending down position). Hence laparoscopic surgery has many functional advantages apart from cosmetic advantages.