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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

What is the recovery time from meniscus laparoscopy surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and in 6 weeks will be having laparoscopy hysteroscopy salpingectomy and d&c, how long will the recovery time be ?

I am 21 years old and in 6 weeks will be having laparoscopy hysteroscopy salpingectomy and d&c, how long will the recovery time be ?

Surgery: Without complications, recovery time will probably be a week. But the bigger question is why are you having all of these procedures do if you are only 21 years old? ...Read more

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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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I have a laparoscopic surgery to have my uterus detached from the fascia from previous c-section. What is the average recovery time on this procedure?

I have a laparoscopic surgery to have my uterus detached from the fascia from previous c-section. What is the average recovery time on this procedure?

Very quickly: If all the physician is doing is taking down scar tissue (which is what it sounds like) then you will have a few small (1cm) incisions which will heal very quickly. I'm guessing you'll be up doing your normal activities of life within a day or so, and you'll be pain free after 2-3 weeks. Every woman is different, but this is a minimally invasive surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

It depends: For simple diagnostic laparoscopy - including some division of scar tissue, it is an outpatient procedure that you can recover from within a few days - if there is no complication. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's & my GI dr said i need a resection of my ileum. Can this be done through laparoscopy? What is recovery like- # days in hosp, eating etc

I have Crohn's & my GI dr said i need a resection of my ileum. Can this be done through laparoscopy? What is recovery like- # days in hosp, eating etc

Depends: The type of surgery, if laparoscopic or not, depends on the degree and type of disease. If the surgery is due to fistula formation, then laparoscopic surgery may be very difficult. If the surgery is for isolated disease and due to stricture then laparoscopic surgery more likely to be successful. May be in the hospital a week or less, should be able to eat fairly normal by the time you go home. ...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