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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)
Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside through very small incisions.
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On what surgery you had done. The pain from the incisions improve significantly over the first 72 hours. They will feel much better in a week, but still sore. By a month they should feel good, with some minor pain on exertion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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