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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?

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?

Normally , no: Normally should not bleed for 3 wks, some times port site may bleed for day , also depends on procedure , speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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For a laparoscopy will i need to remove my hch piercing?

For a laparoscopy will i need to remove my hch piercing?

Yes: For any surgical procedures with general anesthesia and possibility of use electrocauteri all piercing have to be removed, otherwise serious injuries may occur ...Read more

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72 hours post op laparoscopy how much pain should I have?

72 hours post op laparoscopy how much pain should I have?

It depends ...: A bit on what kind of laparoscopic procedure you had, how many trocar incisions you had, how big they were, etc. That said, the benefit of laparoscopic surgery over open surgery is less pain and faster return to normal activities. By 2 to 4 days postop, most patients are feeling pretty good and maybe need only mild pain meds. If your pain seems too severe, contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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If I had a laparoscopy yesterday, is bleeding normal today?

If I had a laparoscopy yesterday, is bleeding normal today?

Where?: Where is the bleeding you are concerned about? Small amount of fluid or blood can leak for 24 hours or less from a new surgical incision site. Change the gauze or bandage & observe. If there is bleeding from somewhere else, or bleeding that keeps soaking through gauze bandages even after they have been changed a few times, then call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to do laparoscopy in kidney?

Please tell me if it is possible to do laparoscopy in kidney?

Absolutely: Laparoscopy is used to treat many kidney diseases including cancers, benign tumors, cysts, obstructions or blockages of the urinary tract, biopsies, etc, including partial or total removal of the kidney. ...Read more

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How long after a laparoscopy should you wait to start running?

How long after a laparoscopy should you wait to start running?

A few days: Your surgeon is the best person to answer that question. It will depend on everything that was done and how many incisions you have. ...Read more

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What is the difference between laparoscopy orlaparotomy surgery?

Incision size: Laparoscopy is done with a scope and small incisions. Laparotomy is done with a larger incision that can accommodate the surgeons hands inside the abdomen or pelvis. ...Read more

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When after a laparoscopy should you wait to start running again?

When after a laparoscopy should you wait to start running again?

Not set in stone: I normally advise waiting 2 weeks. Then i recommend building up slowly up to your normal routine. ...Read more

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Has anyone has success after laparoscopy for severe endometiosis?

Has anyone has success after laparoscopy for severe endometiosis?

Chronic condition: Endometriosis is a chronic problem. The goal is to give the patient pain relief and organ preservation for future childbearing. Every woman is different. Some may have pain relief for a prolonged time, others symptoms recurr faster. Definitive treatment would involve a hysterectomy with or without removing the ovaries. With ovarian preservation there is more risk or recurrence. Brignonimd.Com. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diagnostic laparoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: diagnostic laparoscopy?

Using the camera: Using a laparoscope to look inside the abdominal / pelvic cavity to diagnose any ongoing issues. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopy and glue broke open! should it have been stitched?

Both: I use both to ensure a super-strong closure. Even then they sometimes break open, though, so don't worry, it will still heal. Keep it clean with soap & water, dress with antibiotic ointment, and follow up with your surgeon asap! ...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