What is Laparoscopic surgery? ď‚§ Laparoscopic surgery also referred as Key hole surgery describes the performance of surgical procedures with the support of a video camera and many thin instruments. ď‚§ The camera transmits an image of the organs inside onto a television monitor.
Monitor (The Eye of Surgeon)
Laparoscopy (group of surgery)
removal of the Gall Bladder. removal of appendix. Gastric banding . gastric Bypass surgery. removal of stones from the kidney. Gastric Sleeve Resection for Obesity. Kidney surgeries like Nephrectomy
Advantage Reduced hemorrhaging, which reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion. Smaller incision, which reduces pain and shortens recovery time, as well as resulting in less post-operative scarring. Less pain, leading to less pain medication needed.
Continue… Although procedure times are usually slightly longer, hospital stay is less, and often with a same day discharge which leads to a faster return to everyday living. Reduced exposure of internal organs to possible external contaminants thereby reduced risk of acquiring infections.
Disadvantage High cost and technology requirement. Special skills required for its use. Not suitable to perform complicated surgeries. May need secondary open surgery.
Precaution After Surgery ď‚§ It is safe to resume normal activities when you feel able. ď‚§ Do not drive for 24 hours or until after you have stopped your narcotic pain medicine since you will be drowsy. If your stomach is sore enough to limit motion of your legs, wait to drive until the soreness subsides.
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Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery is a specific method for performing surgery. Laparoscopy is operating method where the Surgeon...