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Is A Cholecstomy Always Done By Laproscope
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
Cholecystectomy?: The gallbladder stores bile, which helps digest fats. Sometimes the contents of the gallbladder become thickened and contain more than just bile, and this is referred to as sludge. Like gallstones, this thickened material can block the gallbladder's duct and cause pain or infection. Assuming you meant cholecystectomy, this is the medical word for surgical removal of the gallbladder. Read more
Please help! What is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
To drain the GB: Sometimes the gallbladder is very swollen and tense. This makes it hard to grasp, hold, and retract. Sometimes we have to drain the bile out of the gallbladder so we can grasp hold of it with the instruments. A long needle is inserted through on of the trocars and the bile is aspirated into a syringe. Read more
Imaging: A cholecystostomy is not a routine part of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure. In some cases, this may be done to place a catheter for cholangiogram (visualize bile ducts with contrast). It may also be done to extract a particularly large stone or otherwise assist the surgeon in removal of the gallbladder itself. Read more
I had a laparoscopy surgery done at the end of April which increased pain and problems. How soon can I have another laparoscopy surgery?
Surgery: How soon is not the question but if you need another surgery. It depends on what was found with the first operation, what was done in the first one, and what if anything would be accomplished by going back in the abdomen. You need to consult your physician or get a second opinion. Read more
I have had a laparoscopy done 3 weeks ago. I didn't have pains, and now having a severe pain from front right side radiating to my back. Is this expected?
NO: Consult your laparoscopist ASAPGet a more detailed answer ›
I have 2 kids from previous marriage what to have a bay laparoscopy done in jan15. what are chances of having a baby I'm 32 yrs?
Unknown: There's not enough information here to give you an answer, however even if you are given some statistics, those are predictive for a group of people, not for an individual. So there is always hope. See your OB/GYN provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! Read more
I had a laparoscopy done 2 months ago but no endometriosis found. I have even worse pain now becauseje I exercised too soon after. What do I do?
Post lap: Take a break and recover! Wait for the allotted recovery period which is usually 6-8 weeks. Listen to your body and don't overdue it. Get back into your routine slowly or else u will set yourself back. Read more
What will happen if you don't know you're pregnant and get a laparoscopy, done will it make your pregnancy more difficult?
I'm having surgery done to take out a IUD & they are gonna use laparoscopy how long do it take for the anesthesia to wear off?
Minutes: A general anesthetic shoudl take 5 minutes to be (responsive to stimulation), 15 minutes to be awake (open eyes on command) 30 minutes to be allert (count to ten without stopping). If you have are given pain or nausea meds after anesthesia you may get sleepy from that but the anesthesia is long gone with little or no effect by 1 hour. Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?
Depends: It is possible that your surgeon will allow this travel. However this decision is between you and your surgeon, who will know the most about your case and your recovery. Okay to ask this question, take a family or friend with you to your appointment. Be well. Read more
Hysteroscopic septoplasty & laparoscopy was done on 12/12/12. Twinging pain & mild bleeding continues. How long will it take to recover?
Good question.: This is a good question to ask your surgeon. Every patient's recovery is different, and you surgeon should know you much better than an anonymous doctor on the internet. More importantly, they know the extent of your surgery, and will know if what you are experiencing is normal, or if it's a potential problem. Read more
I had a laparoscopy done on Tuesday. I am due to return to work as a flight attendant on Sunday. I am concerned by this as I still have all stitches.
Call the surgeon for: Calling the surgeon will more likely get a pertinent answer to your concern since s/he knows more about your individual situations of disorders and procedures. In general, as long as being tolerable with pain, getting better without fever, & understanding realistic expectation as counseled before procedures, the stitches should not pose an hindrance for returning to work. Best wish... Read more
I have Crohn's & my GI dr said I need a resection of my ileum. Can this be done through laparoscopy? What is recovery like- # days in hosp, eating etc
Depends: The type of surgery, if laparoscopic or not, depends on the degree and type of disease. If the surgery is due to fistula formation, then laparoscopic surgery may be very difficult. If the surgery is for isolated disease and due to stricture then laparoscopic surgery more likely to be successful. May be in the hospital a week or less, should be able to eat fairly normal by the time you go home. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had a laparoscopy done and didn't have endometriosis, why am I hurting so much worse after I had it done? I'm scared that I messed my ovaries up
I have got laparoscopy done for ovary torsion four months ago. Ovary not removed. But I feel mild pain at operated area inside. Scan report is normal.?
Do I have to remove my piercings for a laparoscopy? I got my nipples done yesterday, would I have to use a retainer? I'm not sure if I can change them
Maybe: If they are metal, and the surgeon needs to use a monopolar energy source, it will put you at risk to get burned at the location of the metal. Discuss this with the nurse, and surgeon when you get to the hospital, and they will let you know before your procedure. Hope this helps! Read more