Laparoscopy is also called a minimally invasive surgery that allows a procedure to be conducted through very small incisions of about half inch, facilitating faster recovery and reduced pain and blood loss.
A laparoscopy may be used for diagnosis of a condition or for treating a condition. For example, laparoscopy is used to diagnose appendicitis, female infertility, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and unexplained abdominal pain. It can also be used in performing surgeries such as removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) and for treating ulcerative colitis, rectal prolapse, diverticulitis, etc.
Before beginning the surgery, the doctor will:
The following care will be taken while in the hospital after the surgery:
Following are some do’s and don’ts once you are home after the laparoscopy:
Complications of laparoscopy
The possible complications after laparoscopy are:
Complications that are linked to the laparoscopy procedure are:
If the laparoscopic procedure is performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon, the chances of risks are minimal. In rare cases, the few complications that have been experienced are as follows: