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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.

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
627 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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