Laparoscopic Surgery

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a technique in which short, narrow tubes are inserted into the abdomen through small incisions. Through these trocars, long, narrow instruments are inserted and surgeon uses these instruments to manipulate, cut, and sew tissue.

Procedure of Laparoscopic Surgery

In laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes several small cuts wherever required to operate. Usually, each one is no more than a half-inch long. They insert a tube through each opening, and the camera and surgical instruments go through and the surgeon does the operation or laparoscopic surgery.

    Risks and Side Effects of Laparoscopic Surgery

    1. Trocar Injuries

    Risks are rare but serious. They include:

    • Blood vessel injury.
    • Bowel injury.
    • Nerve injury.
    • Port-site hernia.

    2. Insufflation

    Some individuals may have an adverse reaction to the carbon-dioxide gas that is used to inflate the abdominal cavity for the procedure.

    Risks include:

    • Hypercapnia.
    • Pneumothorax.
    • Subcutaneous or mediastinal emphysema.
    • Hypothermia.

    3. General Surgical Risks :

    All surgeries come with certain risks. These include:

    • Allergic reaction to anesthesia.
    • Internal adhesions from scar tissue.
    • Excessive bleeding.
    • Wound infection.

    Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Less trauma to the abdominal wall.
    • Less blood loss.
    • Reduced risk of hemorrhage.
    • Smaller scars.
    • Reduced risk of wound infection.
    • Shorter hospital stay.
    • Less time in the hospital.
    • Faster recovery time.
    • Less wound pain during healing.
    • Less pain medication necessary.