Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery

laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.

Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the front. The instrument is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall. As it moves along, the camera sends images to a video monitor.

Laparoscopy allows your doctor to see inside your body in real time, without open surgery. Your doctor also can obtain biopsy samples during this procedure

Laparoscopy is used to diagnose or treat numerous conditions.

During the procedure, small surgical instruments and devices are inserted through small incisions. This helps your surgeon perform whatever surgical procedure needs to be carried out.

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Laparoscopy is often used to identify and diagnose the source of pelvic or abdominal pain. It’s usually performed when noninvasive methods are unable to help with diagnosis.

In many cases, abdominal problems can also be diagnosed with imaging techniques such as:

  • ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body
  • CT scan, which is a series of special X-rays that take cross-sectional images of the body
  • MRI scan, which uses magnets and radio waves to produce images of the body

Laparoscopy is performed when these tests don’t provide enough information or insight for a diagnosis. The procedure may also be used to take a biopsy, or sample of tissue, from a particular organ in the abdomen.

Your doctor may recommend laparoscopy to examine the following organs:

  • appendix
  • gallbladder
  • liver
  • pancreas
  • small intestine and large intestine (colon)
  • spleen
  • stomach
  • pelvic or reproductive organs

By observing these areas with a laparoscope, your doctor can detect:

  • an abdominal mass or tumor
  • fluid in the abdominal cavity
  • liver disease
  • the effectiveness of certain treatments
  • the degree to which a particular cancer has progressed

10 common questions about Laparoscopic surgery

1Why is laparoscopic surgery done?
Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It's a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions. ... Laparoscopy allows your doctor to see inside your body in real time, without open surgery
2Is laparoscopy a major surgery?
Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions (cuts). It is different from “open” surgery where the incision on the skin can be several inches long. Laparoscopic surgery sometimes is called "minimally invasive surgery.
3How much does laparoscopic surgery cost?
Typical costs: Laparoscopy typically costs between $1,700 and $5,000, depending on the doctor and whether is it just diagnostic or used to treat a condition. Laparoscopy can treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, scar tissue or blocked or damaged fallopian tubes.
4How dangerous is laparoscopic surgery?
Although patients tend to think of laparoscopic surgery as minor surgery, it is major surgery with the potential for major complications – visceral injury and bleeding, injury to the bowel, or injury to the bladder.
5Which is better open surgery or laparoscopy?
CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic surgery has demonstrably better quality-of-life outcomes than open surgery for cholecystectomy, splenectomy, and esophageal surgery. However, open hernioplasty has at least as good, if not better, health status outcomes than laparoscopic repair.
6How many days should I take rest after laparoscopy?
You may take a shower or bath 2 days after your surgery. You may return to school or work when you feel ready (usually about 2 days after your surgery). You may swim in the ocean or in a swimming pool 2 days after your laparoscopy
7How long do you bleed after laparoscopy?
Vaginal bleeding up to 1 month after surgery is normal. Many women do not have their next normal menstrual cycle for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. When your normal cycle returns, you might notice heavier bleeding and more discomfort than usual
8How long will I be off work after a laparoscopy?
Most women feel able to return to work one to three weeks after a laparoscopy. If you have had a diagnostic laparoscopy or a simple procedure such as a sterilisation, you can expect to feel able to go back to work within one week.
9Can I drive after laparoscopy?
do not drive a car or any other vehicle, or ride a bicycle, for 48 hours after your anaesthetic. After this time you need to consider whether your wound or any pain may prevent you from driving. An indication of whether you are able to drive safely is if you are able to perform an emergency stop comfortably.
10How long do you have to stay in hospital after a laparoscopy?
The length of your hospital stay will depend on the type of procedure you have and how quickly you recover. For example, the average hospital stay for a laparoscopic rectopexy ranges from one to two days, and up to three days for a laparoscopic bowel resection

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