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What is a laparoscopy?

What is a laparoscopy?

Surgery with camera: Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions. You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdomen is puffed up with carbon dioxide to create working space. Once the surgery is done, the gas is deflated and the small holes closed. For most procedures, recovery tends to be quicker than for open procedures. ...Read more

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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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What exactly is a laparoscopy?

What exactly is a laparoscopy?

Surgery: Surgical procedure that uses small incisions to insert a lighted camera and small surgical instruments to perform surgical procedures in the abdominal or pelvic region. ...Read more

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How painful is a laparoscopy tubal?

Sterilization pain: Hysteroscopy is less painful. The recovery is one day compared to one week for laparoscopy. In addition, hysteroscopic sterilization is more effective. ...Read more

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Can cysts return after a laparoscopy?

Can cysts return after a laparoscopy?

They can: Cysts, where ovarian, hepatic, mesenteric or otherwise can recur. It is unfortunate, but known. Best to discuss this with your surgeon and surgical team at the risk/benefit analysis appointment. For ovarian and hepatic cysts there are criteria to help determine this risk and guide indications for surgical intervention versus monitoring. Be well. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopy chromotubation?

What is a laparoscopy chromotubation?

Fertility test: To find if there is blockage if tubes , while visualizing uterus and tubes a dye is injected through uterine cavity . If there is no block dye will appear at both free ends of tube , concluding there is no blockage . Some times in addition radio opaque dye also injected and take picture tubes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel depress after laparoscopy?

Is it normal to feel depress after laparoscopy?

Depression: Depressed feelings after surgery is quite common. These feelings are usually temporary. Okay to discuss with your surgeon and or your doc, especially if persisting more that a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Can drs tell if im sterile through laparoscopy?

Can drs tell if im sterile through laparoscopy?

Maybe : The doctor can inject dye through your fallopian tubes to see if they are open. Closed tubes are one cause of infertility. ...Read more

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Can Asherman's syndrome be treated by laparoscopy ?

Can Asherman's syndrome be treated by laparoscopy ?

Hysteroscopy: Asherman's syndrome is a condition characterized by adhesions and/or scarring of the lining of the uterus, most often associated with dilation and curettage. Operative hysteroscopy is used for visual inspection of the uterine cavity during adhesion dissection (adhesiolysis). In some cases, placement of uterine balloons to expand the cavity may also be necessary to minimize recurrent adhesions. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after a laparoscopy for 3 weeks?

No: I'm not sure where you're bleeding from and what surgery you had (just diagnostic laparoscopy?) i assume it is from the port sites. You should not be bleeding from anywhere after 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more