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Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

No: A lap band is a device that wraps around the top of your stomach used to treat obesity. A fundoplication wraps the top of your stomach around itself to treat reflux. ...Read more

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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Can laparoscopic  Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incisions. If your surgeon is skilled enough to they should be able to do both at one time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors. Most heal 'well'. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance would lapro cholecystectomy to converted to open cholececystectomy?

Under what circumstance would lapro cholecystectomy to converted to open cholececystectomy?

Anatomy: If you can't get there (safely) from here (the belly button), due to excessive scar tissue, odd anatomy, or other factors, then open cholecystectomy is chosen. Sometimes there are factors that can not be determined until the procedure has started, and the surgeon looks inside. Roughly about 10% or less of laparoscopic procedures get converted to open ones. ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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To close after hernia surgery staples were used is it an open staple?

To close after hernia surgery staples were used is it an open staple?

Regular staple: Presuming you are talking about the skin closure, they are typically the shape of a regular staple. They are "open" on the side under the skin, but angled towards the center of the staple. ...Read more

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I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?

I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?

Dissolveable sutures: Most laparoscopic surgeons will close the small incisions with buried absorbable sutures which do not require removal and will dissolve away on their own. ...Read more

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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Depends. : This depends on many factors. The complications are not quite the same. For many patients laparoscopy is safer but this is not always the case. Laparoscopy generally has a quicker recovery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between open cholesytectomy and laproscopic cholesytectomy?

What's the difference between open cholesytectomy and laproscopic cholesytectomy?

Laparoscopic surgery: Cholecystectoy-is taking the gall bladder out. Open surgery is by making a big enough incision to operate and sowing it back together. Lapaproscope is a very thin flexible instrument with a camera at the end. The surgeon makes 3-4 small incisions, and operates under vision guided by the camera. In right hands the recovery period is shorter with less trauma to the patient. ...Read more

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What is the differ between laproscopic cholesytectomy and open cholesytectomy?

What is the differ between laproscopic cholesytectomy and open cholesytectomy?

How it's done.: The difference is that open cholecystectomy is done through a large incision in the abdominal wall using direct visualization and hand held instruments , while laparoscopic cholecystectomy is done through a much smaller set of incisions, using a fiber optic scope and remote instruments. Typically, laparoscopic surgery results in patients having shorter recovery times. ...Read more

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Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy. Patient is now having issues.

Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy.  Patient is now having issues.

Accidental: Known complication of laparoscopic surgery. There are several kinds of issues, and she should follow with a vascular surgeon if the findings are vascular. The general, surgeon has knowledge and interest in her full recovery. ...Read more

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Is open or laparoscopic the best surgical option for a child having inguinal hernia?

I would vote for : Open, but it is a matter of surgeon experience and training. So i would go with your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more

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How successful is a laparoscopic myotomy and fundoplication for achalasia ?

How successful is a  laparoscopic myotomy and fundoplication for achalasia ?

Very: If you truly have achalasia a laparoscopic myotomy can provide improvement in your symptoms almost instantly. The long term satisfaction from the surgery is also very good. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Generally no: However, depending on your surgeon's practice and your specific condition, an upper endoscopy may be performed. Some surgeons may request an ERCP to open and or clear the bile ducts. ...Read more

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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

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Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Follow your surgeon: The reason surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks is to allow the repair to heal and gain its strength. If you over stress the repair too soon, you could rip it apart. Good luck. ...Read more

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