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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Laparotomy: Opening the abdomen to look inside during surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
OpenAbdominalSurgery: Traditional "open" abdominal surgery(laparotomy)is performed thru a large incision enabling direct access to the abdominal organs. In contrast, lapar ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Kim
26 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Open surgery: Laparotomy is surgery that involves opening the abdominal cavity.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery: This is still a surgical procedure and requires anesthesia and accordingly you will need to have a preoperative history and physical examination as we ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
26 years experience General Surgery
Depends indication?: Laparotomy means incision in the abdomen. If it is just to look for a problem, like if someone was stabbed, once you have looked if everything is ok ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks. Only your doctor will be able to clear you based on how you are healing and what exactly was done.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are h ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Call and ask: Please call your surgeon about this: many recommend 6 weeks but you should follow the instructions your doctor gives you, no one else.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Weeks: Surgical healing depends upon what was done (what was removed) and how it was done (size of incision). Knowing only 1/2 of this, i can generalize and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Some patients will be close to discharge. Some will continue with nasogastric tube and Foley catheter. Okay to ask your surgery team about progress an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, but keep in mind that a laparotomy is simply the name for a procedure where the skin is incised with a scalpel making a traditional scar to gain ... Read More
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