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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Overview)

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 home the same day.


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What is laparoscopy?

What is laparoscopy?

"Keyhole" surgery: It is surgery done via small incisions and a camera scope. Temporary ports are placed to access the abdominal cavity. Carbon dioxide gas is used to inflate the abdomen to create space. The procedure is performed using long thin instruments inserted through the ports. Sometimes a "hand port" is placed to allow hand access. This maneuver keeps the procedure minimally-invasive. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
637 Doctors shared insights

Laparoscopy (Overview)

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 home the same day.


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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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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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What exactly is laparoscopy like?

What exactly is laparoscopy like?

Surgery: It is still surgery, bit it is much easier to recooperate because it is less stressful on your body. ...Read more

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What not to do after laparoscopy?

What not to do after laparoscopy?

Ask the surgeon: First check with your surgeon for limitations depending on the procedure. Most of thetime no immediate high level activity, no over eating, once system adjusts in couple of days, can resume progressively, to pre operative level. ...Read more

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What is a "second look" laparoscopy?

What is a "second look" laparoscopy?

2nd look operation: Second look, means your surgeon plans to look inside a second time. At the first operation not all the surgical issues were settled. Swelling, pressure, blood flow, abdominal compartment, tissue viability, infection, bleeding disorders are all reasons to stage or plan a second look operation. Okay to ask your surgeon the reasons. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a laparoscopy?

What can I expect after a laparoscopy?

Minimal changes: If you take pain medications in a scheduled way, a little shoulder pain and local incisional pain is common for a few days. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopy and does it hurt?

What is a laparoscopy and does it hurt?

Minimally Invasive: Laparoscopy is the minimally invasive process of using a telescope and camera to look inside of the abdomin. It uses smaller incisions in comparison to laparotomy which uses a large incision to look inside of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopy && how does it work?

Minimally Invasive: Laparoscopy is a technique of performing surgical procedures where the surgeon uses a series of small incisions through which instruments and a camera are placed in order to perform a variety of operations. Carbon dioxide gas is used to fill the abdominal cavity in order to create room to see and maneuver the instruments, then removed and absorbed into the body at the end of the operation. ...Read more

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Need tips on recuperating after a laparoscopy?

Need tips on recuperating after a laparoscopy?

Resume activities: The question is what kind of laparoscopy, for appendix, gallbladder, GYN?? General rule after any laparoscopy is to walk as much as possible, and to resume normal physical activity after seen and approve by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laparoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: laparoscopy?

Min Invasive Surgery: 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 home the same day. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after laparoscopy 1 week later!?

Call your surgeon: This depends on what type of surgery you had and the specific symptoms. Either way, your surgeon or his/her assistant should be available to answer questions after surgery. If not, find another surgeon. ...Read more

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I m due a laparoscopy tomorrow will I need to remove my hch?

I m due a laparoscopy tomorrow will I need to remove my hch?

Yes, please.: Almost all operations involve using electrical energy to seal small blood vessels. The current can potentially go to any part of the body with metal; therefore, all jewelery/piercings must be removed. It can be replaced right after surgery. ...Read more

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If I've had a minor laparoscopy, can I still join the military?

If I've had a minor laparoscopy, can I still join the military?

Not enough info: Are you referring to abdominal laparoscopy or surgery on a joint? What was the underlying medical problem? What are the current limitations? Not enough info to be able to provide a definitive answer. ...Read more

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What could cause pain one week after laparoscopy? Is it serious?

Can't help: What pain? Where? What was done at the laparoscopic procedure? More details are needed to be able to help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a laparoscopy ans custectomy?

How long does it take to recover after a laparoscopy ans custectomy?

1-2 weeks: Normally the first 2-3 days are the worst. The n recovery is quicker after 2 weeks you should feel almost back to normal. Certainly you can do most daily activities. 4 weeks for very strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Would I be disqualified from the military if I've had a laparoscopy?

Would I be disqualified from the military if I've had a laparoscopy?

Medical standards: Are you referring to abdominal laparoscopy or surgery on a joint? What was the underlying medical problem? What are the current limitations? Not enough info to be able to provide a definitive answer. "History of open or laparoscopic abdominal surgery during the preceding 6 months (P54) is disqualifying." http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/abdominal. Htm ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy 2 weeks ago and am due back to work, need more time?

Maybe: Your recovery after laparoscopy will vary some based on the surgery you had. If you think you need more time, talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to soothe pain and discomfort from laparoscopy?

What are some home remedies to soothe pain and discomfort from laparoscopy?

Ice packs: For the first couple of days an ice pack can help. Walking will also help with shoulder or gas pains from a laparoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm having a laparoscopy in 2 days, but also have a slight cold, will they reschedule the procedure?

I'm having a laparoscopy in 2 days, but also have a slight cold, will they reschedule the procedure?

Maybe: A laparoscopy is and elective procedure. Depending on the severity of symptoms, your doctor may decide to reschedule. ...Read more

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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

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