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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is laparoscopic surgery?

4 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Minimally invasive.: In the laparoscopic surgery technique multiple 0.5-1 centimeter incisions are made in various areas of a patient's abdomen. A thin camera and operating instruments are then placed in access ports through the incisions, allowing surgeons to complete procedures which would have required much larger incisions in the past. This has led to smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Surgery w a camera: Major surgery done with the aid of a small scope and small instruments through small incisions.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery.
Dr. Todd Woltman
Surgery 31 years experience
Incisions/scope: Use of instruments and a scope through very small incisions to minimize pain and scarring.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
How long ago: was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications? The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Retained CO2 will expand as U ascend. Cabin pressurize 2 10, 000 feet. So how long ago is important as is getting the ok from Ur surgeon.
Aug 6, 2014

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