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what is laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 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 35 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 39 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
General Surgery 30 years experience
Incisions/scope: Use of instruments and a scope through very small incisions to minimize pain and scarring.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Usually great.: If your surgeon is well-trained, and you have a condition that is appropriate to approach laparoscopically, the success rate is generally excellent. Any operation is potentially serious and can result in complications. Laparoscopic surgery is extremely common, performed at virtually every hospital in the USA. Talk to your surgeon for details.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well.
Huntersville, NC
A 44-year-old female asked:

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 12 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 54 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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