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Dr. Patrick Weix
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Pelvic 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 pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention 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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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Need someone!: For any surgery, even a day surgery, you will need someone to drive you home. The after effects of anesthesia or discomfort make it too dangerous to drive. A friend or family member can also be helpful to remember conversations with the doctor, post-op instructions with the nursing staff, and can help you with filling any prescriptions. ...Read more

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Do I need to be out for a pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I need to be out for a pelvic laparoscopy?

Yes: Pelvic laparoscopy requires relaxation of the abdominal wall. This is best accomplished with general anesthesia, or being completely out. ...Read more

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Ask your doctor if he or she can perform your operation with laparoscopic surgery. ...See more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
Once
Have your partner get STD testing
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
Once
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How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

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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How long does the pelvic laparoscopy take?

How long does the pelvic laparoscopy take?

Depends: A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used for many different operations from a simple tubal ligation to a complex hysterectomy. Other operations include ectopic pregnancies, excision of ovarian cysts, removal of tubes or ovaries, removal of fibroids, lysis of adhesions, sacrocolpopexy, or excision of endometriosis. The surgical time depends on the complexity of the operation. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Stay on a soft or liquid diet as directed by your doctor. Take it easy for a few days after surgery. ...See more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed
daily
Abstain from sex
once
Call your doctor if worsening fever or pelvic pain
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What is pelvic laparoscopy?

What is pelvic laparoscopy?

Looking into...: ... The pelvis with fiberoptic scopes and cameras under anesthesia. It is a powerful tool to diagnose and treat pelvic disease in women. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pelvic laparoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: pelvic 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 pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

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 ...Read more

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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