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Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Typically one: When doing laparoscopic surgery an assistant is sometimes needed to act as a "third hand" especially when using multiple ports for instruments in certain procedures. The assistant need not be another physician but may be a member of the surgery staff or in a teaching institution, a resident. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


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How long is recovery on large 9cm cyst on left ovary and fallopian tube removal by keyhole surgery, before i am able to start my ivf again?

How long is recovery on large 9cm cyst on left ovary and fallopian tube removal by keyhole surgery, before i am able to start my ivf again?

Few mobths: Wait a few months for recovery of the surgery. Not so much the cyst removal but the surgical removal of Fallopian tube is a major surgery though you underestimate it due to the modern techniques. Rest give body time to heal 3-6 months ...Read more

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What should I expect after abdominal laproscopic surgery?

What should I expect after abdominal laproscopic surgery?

Temporary discomfort: It also depends on what it is done to you. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that can be used to just look inside your abdomen or perform complex operations to treat a number of conditions. In general some patients feel abdominal distension, shoulder pain and possible nausea. There may also be pain associated with abdominal incisions used to accommodate instruments and scopes. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a laparoscopic myomectomy surgery ?

Removal of fibroid: Laparoscopic myomectomy refers to a minimally invasive approach to removal of fibroids and uterine preservation. Generally it requires 3-4 small incisions around your belly button. Recovery is quicker and studies demonstrate efficacy and safety similar to traditional open surgery. ...Read more

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I am having follicular cysts of 57 mm approx. And doc is advising laproscopy.Please suggest what to do?

I am having follicular cysts of 57 mm approx. And doc is advising laproscopy.Please suggest what to do?

Consider this...: Laparoscopy is a very reasonable option, but is not - always - the only option. In some cases, not all, a cyst that size can be watched if your doctor is certain it's a follicular cyst. You need to talk openly with your doctor so you both understand each other; in this case the doctor who knows you and has examined you will give better advice than online. ...Read more

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Severe pain on side of ovary/tube removal 6 days after robotic surgery. Also had endo cut out and cyst on r-ovary removed. Should i call dr. Or wait?

Severe pain on side of ovary/tube removal 6 days after robotic surgery. Also had endo cut out and cyst on r-ovary removed. Should i call dr. Or wait?

Call Dr. : Having had recent surgery the cause of the pain is commonly that very surgery. However, with robotics in general and six days later having severe pain especially if it is sudden is possibly cause for concern. With endometriosis resection and surgery it is more common to damage structures such as the ureter or nerves that lie close to the areas removed. In any case check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had laproscopic appendectomy, hernia?

What do you advise if i had laproscopic appendectomy, hernia?

See your surgeon: Call your surgeon for an evaluation. If not available, see a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia repair at the americas hernia society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Trying to find out if I can go on canoe trip 16 days after surgery, 2 days after staples removed. Had laproscopic GB removal except one incision 4"?

Trying to find out if I can go on canoe trip 16 days after surgery, 2 days after staples removed. Had laproscopic GB removal except one incision 4"?

Tippie canoe.......: In my experience, I have seen very few 16 day old surgical wounds that could be considered healed enough to risk developing an infection from being immersed in contaminated water. Ask your surgeon and see if he agrees. ...Read more

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My mother underwent incisnl hernia (due to previois laproctomy) laproscpic surgery 3 mnths ago . But hernia recurred in same place within 1 mnth. Adv?

My mother underwent incisnl hernia (due to previois laproctomy) laproscpic surgery 3 mnths ago . But hernia recurred in same place within 1 mnth. Adv?

Recurrence of hernia: After repair is always a risk, although this one happened relatively early. Unfortunately, she will likely need another repair. Get another opinion from another surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis?I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions.How do I control pain?I'm on bc pill

What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis?I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions.How do I control pain?I'm on bc pill

Tx after lap/ endo: If your not planning to conceive , the best approach after laparoscopy would be to treat with 6 month course of Lupron therapy. You may then consider Nexplanon , depoprovera or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Ocp's is an option , but not a good one to controll endometriosis ...Read more

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I am scheduled for open surgery on tuesday to remove large dermoid cyst. Would being on day 3-4 of period force postponement of surgery? Thank you.

I am scheduled for open surgery on tuesday to remove large dermoid cyst. Would being on day 3-4 of period force postponement of surgery? Thank you.

No.: Being on your period is not a reason to delay surgery. There is a slightly higher risk of post-operative nausea during one's period; however, that is usually controllable with treatments commonly available. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 days before a robotic exploratory laparoscopy? Thank you.

Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 days before a robotic exploratory laparoscopy? Thank you.

First things first.: Not a good idea. There will be plenty of time for the tattoo, after the exploratory laparoscopy. Just saying. ...Read more

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I underwent myomectomy via lap before 3 weeks.What is the normal recovery time to get pregnant again?(2 myomas 3*3cm-submucous &intramural).

I underwent myomectomy via lap before 3 weeks.What is the normal recovery time to get pregnant again?(2 myomas 3*3cm-submucous &intramural).

Unknown: I would have suspected your post op instructions to suggest delaying sex or pregnancy, at least through a couple of normal cycles after the surgery. No sex, no pregnancy, no worry. See your OB and figure it out. If the uterus was possibly weakened with the resections, that could be an issue with a pregnancy and weak wall! ...Read more

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Had Laparoscopic varicocelectomy 2wks ago. Someone here mentioned risk of hernia for upto 8 wks. Umbilical hernia? How to avoid it? Please advise.

Had Laparoscopic varicocelectomy 2wks ago. Someone here mentioned risk of hernia for upto 8 wks. Umbilical hernia? How to avoid it? Please advise.

Don't worry: It is possible to get a hernia at one of the incision sites. The chances are very low. I tell my patients to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain after laparoscopic surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Going for my 16 operation for endometriosis?

Going for my 16 operation for endometriosis?

More Control: That is a lot of surgery. At some point your risks in surgery are very high and complications occur. It sounds like you need better medical management of infertility. Hopefully you are followed by a fertility specialist (i.e. Endometriosis expert). ...Read more

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Lump formed my stomach after laproscopic salpingectomy surgeryis pain ful n don't go away wit lap band on for 1week?

Lump formed  my stomach after laproscopic salpingectomy surgeryis pain ful n don't go away wit lap band on for 1week?

Lump: A firm hardness or localized swelling and tenderness at a scar will be normal for several weeks. If there is increasing redness and heat at the site, or if the pains do not slowly resolve, please call your surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Pain under belly button after sex? Had keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst one week ago

Pain under belly button after sex? Had keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst one week ago

CALL YOUR surgeon !!: U are still in the post op period and were you cleared to have sex yet, as if u were my pt i would not let you let as you could cause a problem with the incision or incisions and u could get bleeding form where the cyst is but go by what your surgeon says so please call him or her. ...Read more

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Had lap myomectomy 7 months back.Removed 2 fibrds(3*4cm).I heard after myomectomy i hav to deliver only through c- section.Is this true?Now am pregnt.

Had lap myomectomy 7 months back.Removed 2 fibrds(3*4cm).I heard after myomectomy i hav to deliver only through c- section.Is this true?Now am pregnt.

your doc : Who did the myomectomy shoudld have told u that after the surgery when u had your post op check or sooner ! it depends where the fibroids were removed from, if they had to cut into the endometrial cavity or close to it then u will need a csection, but u need to ask the doc who removed the fibroids. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Krook
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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more