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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Minimally invasive.

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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.
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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

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.
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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions

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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.
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How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

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.
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Less invasive

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Back in the day, before imaging, AND before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging,;MRI, CT scan to help more precisely diagnose AND we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well.
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Dr. Rafael A. Lugo answered:

Can laparoscopic surgery cure heart disease?

Not

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Laparoscopic surgery is usually done in the abdomen, so the answer is no.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

What cause back pain after laparoscopic surgery?

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While shoulder pain is often attributed to irritation if the diaphragm by carbon dioxide gas uses in laparpscopy, back pain is most often a consequence of laying down flat on your back without moving while under general anesthesia. It should be self limited, and when postop pain permits, some back stretching may help.
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How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

Will disappear

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you got the rash most likely from reaction to antibiotics , or anesthetic medications , in couple of day will disappear , alert your surgeon , some times may need medications.
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Dr. Rafael A. Lugo answered:

Can doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on the heart?

Different term

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Laparoscopic is usually a term used for abdominal surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is a more general term and yes it can be done in the heart.
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Dr. Daniel Careaga answered:

How long until my scars fade from laparoscopic surgery?

6 - 12 months

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You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) Scar massage 2) Silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) Steroid injections 4) Laser treatment (Helps remove coloring) 5) Scar revision (Removing the scar and starting over).
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