A surgeon accesses the insides of the abdomen by making small incisions in the skin by using a special type of surgical procedure known as laparoscopy.
A small tube with a light source and a camera called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision
The laparoscope relays the images of the insides to a monitor display (television monitor)
The alternative names of laparoscopy are keyhole surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
• An adult who is eligible for abdominal surgery is a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery. • Any person without a heart problem is a candidate for minimal invasive surgery.
Food intake should be abstained from after the midnight before surgery till it is done. In case of the laparoscopic bowel surgery the patient is asked to endure a bowel cleansing procedure. In case of other health problems it would be advisable to consult your concerned specialist such as your cardiologist or pulmonologist.
Laparoscopic surgery is a procedure by which the doctor inserts miniature instruments into the abdomen through another incision in the skin in addition to simply looking inside through the laparoscope. Cutting, trimming, grabbing, biopsy etc. can be done using these instruments.
The most common operations are:
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: the gallbladder is removed by using this procedure
Appendix removal surgery can also be performed through minimal invasive surgery
Parts of the intestines can be removed using laparoscopic surgery
Ectopic pregnancy can be treated by laparoscopic surgery
Female sterilization can be done through this procedure
Patient might be released on the same day of the surgery.
The patient might be asked to stay in the hospital for about 1-3 days after certain procedures.
Discomfort caused due to the incision around the belly button will be resolved substantially with the help of oral medications after the first 48-72 hours.
You can resume your work a week after the surgery.
Risk and Complication
Minor bleeding might occur around the incisions in the skin,
Intestines or certain blood vessels may incur accidental damages. This complication is generally rare.
Anesthesia related complications may arise after the surgery.
The incisions may get infected.
What are the benefits of Laparoscopic surgery?
In comparison to the traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery subjects its patients to lesser pain.
The recovery time after the surgery is also shorter.
There is minimal scarring with laparoscopic surgery.
Which doctors perform Laparoscopic surgery?
Usually laparoscopic surgery is performed by a General Surgeon, OB/GYN.
What procedures can be done by Laparoscopic Surgery?
The surgery for Crohn’s disease can be done using laparoscopic surgery
The surgeries for ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis are also performed using this technique.
Cancer, severe constipation and rectal prolapse related surgeries can be performed too.
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding costs around Rs 60000
Laparoscopic Rouxen gastric bypass costs close to Rs 10800
Laparoscopic gastric bypass will cost about Rs 564000
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