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Laparoscopy is also known as Laparoscopic 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.
"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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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