laparoscopy

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<b>Laparoscopy is also known as <a href="#topics/Laparoscopic-surgery">Laparoscopic surgery</a></b>. 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?

"Keyhole" surgery

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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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What is a laparoscopy?

Surgery with camera

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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 is pelvic laparoscopy?

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... the pelvis with fiberoptic scopes and cameras under anesthesia. It is a powerful tool to diagnose and treat pelvic disease in women.
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What exactly is a laparoscopy?

Surgery

Laparoscopy
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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Can a laparoscopy leave scars?

Yes

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but they are tiny compared to an open surgery.
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How to do laparoscopy in nose?

Can't

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By definition, laparoscopy would have to be minimally-invasive surgery on the abdomen. There is minimally-invasive surgery available for the nose, but it would not be called laparoscopy.
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How have laparoscopies improved?

The daVinci robot.

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A new tool for doing laparoscopies is the daVinci Robot. It provides the surgeon with superior visualization and superior instrumentation. This means that surgery can be done with more precision, less tissue trauma, less bleeding, and shorter recovery times. Some procedures that would have required large open incisions in the past, can now be done with the laparoscope.
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What not to do after laparoscopy?

Ask the surgeon

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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 exactly is laparoscopy like?

Surgery

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It is still surgery, bit it is much easier to recooperate because it is less stressful on your body
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How painful is a laparoscopy tubal?

Sterilization pain

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Hysteroscopy is less painful. The recovery is one day compared to one week for laparoscopy. In addition, hysteroscopic sterilization is more effective.
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