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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Overview)

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


Dr. Wesley Marquart
Board Certified, General Surgery
13 years in practice
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What is laparoscopy?

Dr. Wesley Marquart
Board Certified, General Surgery
13 years in practice
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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

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Laparoscopy (Overview)

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


Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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I'm having a laparoscopy in 2 days, but also have a slight cold, will they reschedule the procedure?

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Matt Malkin
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What is a laparoscopy?

Dr. Matt Malkin
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
11 years in practice
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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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Dr. Scott Grover
Board Certified, General Surgery
21 years in practice
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What exactly is laparoscopy like?

Dr. Scott Grover
Board Certified, General Surgery
21 years in practice
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What not to do after laparoscopy?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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What is a "second look" laparoscopy?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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What can I expect after a laparoscopy?

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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I m due a laparoscopy tomorrow will i need to remove my hch ?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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23 years in practice
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What is the recommended recovery time for laparoscopy?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Depends: It depends on the type of surgery. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
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28 years in practice
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Need tips on recuperating after a laparoscopy?

Dr. Gerardo Garcia
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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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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