Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed through small incisions in the abdomen. This specialty is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as digestive problems, obstructions, hernias and gynecological conditions. Benefits include faster recovery, less postoperative pain and less scarring. In Guatemala, highly trained laparoscopic surgeons offer a wide range of procedures, from diagnostic to complex surgical treatments. It is important to consult a specialist in laparoscopic surgery if abdominal surgery is being considered.