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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Overview)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside through very small incisions.


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What is laparoscopic surgery?

What is laparoscopic surgery?

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 more

Dr. Barry Rosen
2,095 Doctors shared insights

Laparoscopic Surgery (Overview)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside through very small incisions.


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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

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 more

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How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Less invasive: 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. ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic surgery cause you to gain weight?

Can a laparoscopic surgery cause you to gain weight?

No,: If you eat more and exercise less you will gain weight. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

See your surgeon: If you are having a rough time and are not improving every day, then see your surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

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 more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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How long does it take to pass wind after a laparoscopic surgery?

How long does it take to pass wind after a laparoscopic surgery?

Usually 1-2 days: If it goes any longer, your abdomen will become distended and very uncomfortable. Contact your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain after a laparoscopic surgery 2 years ago?

Is it normal to still have pain after a laparoscopic surgery 2 years ago?

See your surgeon: Pain 2 years after surgery in not common go to your surgeon or pcp to investigate the cause of your pain. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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How long does it usually take for the pain to go away after laparoscopic surgery?

How long does it usually take for the pain to go away after laparoscopic surgery?

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 more

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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications?
The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly. ...Read more

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When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: I would assume this is laparoscopy of the pelvis. Some can return the next day, but most will wait two to three days before returning to school. It all depends upon how well you feel. Don't lift anything above ten pounds until a week has past to allow the incisions to heal. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more

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Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

"Thousands": It is impossible to be more specific without knowing what specific operation is planned. I suggest you speak with the surgeon and a member of the business office of the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Always follow the guidelines provided by the physical therapist. It will be hard - don't give up! ...See more

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After laparoscopic surgery, if the stitches have been removed already, is it necessary to protect still the wound with any plast?

After laparoscopic surgery, if the stitches have been removed already, is it necessary to protect still the wound with any plast?

Up to you: If there is no drainage, looks dry most will leave it alone with out dressings, some cover with bandage, or a band aid. In a healing process surgical wound get sealed in 24 hrs, will not allow the bacteria to get inside. ...Read more

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How much does laparoscopic surgery for removing a cyst cost in north carolina? I need a general estimate because I have to pay 20% of the cost.

How much does laparoscopic surgery for removing a cyst cost in north carolina? I need a general estimate because I have to pay 20% of the cost.

Contact your hospita: The only way to answer this is to ask your surgeon and your hospital for an estimation of the cost. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise following an injury. Ask your doctor when u can swim. ...See more

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I have ais syndrome, if the gonalds can't be found during laparoscopic surgery. So what would be the reason. They did not grow or something else?

Should be there: If you have ais the gonad should be intact. The syndrome is one in which the chromosomes are xy but the androgen receptor does not "see" androgens like testosterone. Therefore, the result is female. The gonads are removed due to the possible cancer potential. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic surgery (Tip)

Depending on the rehab that is required, be patient; cooperate with home exercises and don't overdo. ...See more

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