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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Overview)

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.


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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

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
582 doctors shared insights

Laparoscopy (Overview)

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.


Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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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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Dr. Matt Malkin
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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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Dr. Scott Grover
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg
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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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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
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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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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


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