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Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. can he fly 10 days after surgery? if not, why? Thanks

Hello! My husband is having robotic laparoscopic surgery on a small hernia in his upper abdomen. can he fly 10 days after surgery? if not, why? Thanks

Here are some...: As reported, your hubby had uneventful minimally invasive abdominal hernia repair - not specified; congratulation! Clinically and generally speaking, he should have no reason for avoiding flight 10 days after such procedure. But, for sake of safety, asking the surgeon, who knew the best detail and nature of the procedure, is the most reasonable thing to do. Best wishes to his health... ...Read more

Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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Is it ok to have oral sex after laparoscopic surgery? It’s only been week.

Is it ok to have oral sex after laparoscopic surgery? It’s only been week.

Sure, why not?: Oral genital contact (either on you , or you on your partner) shouldn't be a signficant risk soon after laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic surgery?

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Minimally invasive.: In the laparoscopic surgery technique multiple 0.5-1 centimeter incisions are made in various areas of a patient's abdomen. A thin camera and operating instruments are then placed in access ports through the incisions, allowing surgeons to complete procedures which would have required much larger incisions in the past. This has led to smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. ...Read more

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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

How successful is laparoscopic surgery?

Usually great.: If your surgeon is well-trained, and you have a condition that is appropriate to approach laparoscopically, the success rate is generally excellent. Any operation is potentially serious and can result in complications. Laparoscopic surgery is extremely common, performed at virtually every hospital in the USA. Talk to your surgeon for details. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

Horrible symptoms after laparoscopic surgery, what to do?

See your surgeon: If you are having a rough time and are not improving every day, then see your surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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How long does it take to pass wind after a laparoscopic surgery?

How long does it take to pass wind after a laparoscopic surgery?

Usually 1-2 days: If it goes any longer, your abdomen will become distended and very uncomfortable. Contact your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain after a laparoscopic surgery 2 years ago?

Is it normal to still have pain after a laparoscopic surgery 2 years ago?

See your surgeon: Pain 2 years after surgery in not common go to your surgeon or pcp to investigate the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic surgery done on 03/04/19; when can I go back the gym?

I had a laparoscopic surgery done on 03/04/19; when can I go back the gym?

That is : definitely a question for the operating surgeon. Laparoscopic surgery describes only the method used to enter the abdomen not what was done. It could be relative minor or as significant as removal of a kidney, gallbladder or appendix. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for the pain to go away after laparoscopic surgery?

How long does it usually take for the pain to go away after laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: On what surgery you had done. The pain from the incisions improve significantly over the first 72 hours. They will feel much better in a week, but still sore. By a month they should feel good, with some minor pain on exertion. ...Read more

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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

How long ago: was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications? The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly. ...Read more

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When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

When can I go back to school after get laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: I would assume this is laparoscopy of the pelvis. Some can return the next day, but most will wait two to three days before returning to school. It all depends upon how well you feel. Don't lift anything above ten pounds until a week has past to allow the incisions to heal. ...Read more

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Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

"Thousands": It is impossible to be more specific without knowing what specific operation is planned. I suggest you speak with the surgeon and a member of the business office of the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more

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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more