New surgical technique surge in popularity
The laparoscope is a small video camera inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall. This allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen on a video monitor. Laparoscopy surgery can be done using standard laparoscopic equipment or robotic laparoscopic equipment. Guide wires and catheters may also be used during laparoscopy surgery. These thin tubes help the surgeon navigate the abdominal cavity and organs.
The laparoscopy procedure requires several small incisions in the abdominal area. A laparoscope, a long, thin tube with a light and camera on the end, is inserted through one of these incisions. The laparoscope transmits images of the inside of your abdomen to a video screen, where your surgeon can see them. Other instruments can be inserted through the other incisions to perform various procedures.
SURGERIES BY LAPAROSCOPY
Gall Bladder Stone Removal
Appendicitis, Crohn’s Diseases
Different types of Hernia
BENEFITS OF LAPAROSCOPY
Less Blood Loss
Quicker Return to Activities
Dr. Rohit Kumar
MD, MS, FMABS, FIASGO, FIAGES, FMAS, FHBPS, FACS
Specialist General Surgeon
Language Spoken : English Hindi Russian
Available for the Consultation at International Modern Hospital, Dubai
Dr. Rohit Kumar is a reputed Specialist General Surgeon with a keen focus on Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery. Having decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Kumar surpasses all forms of excellence and has the drive to learn more. He’s headed surgical departments in renowned hospitals and has undertaken specialized fellowships on several topics.
RECOVERY IN LAPAROSCOPY SURGERY & AFTERCARE
Laparoscopy surgery is a daycare procedure, meaning the patient needs to stay in the hospital a few hours after the procedure. Your vitals and stability will be checked before you are discharged from the hospital. As suggested by the surgeon, a follow-up is mandatory to evaluate the recovery.
Following your surgeon’s instructions for care after laparoscopic surgery is important. Your surgeon will allow you to resume daily activities based on the treated condition. If you underwent a hernia procedure, you need to avoid strenuous activity or lifting heavy objects to ensure a quick and successful recovery.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER LAPAROSCOPY
You are kept under observation to check your pulse, blood pressure and breathing immediately after the surgery. After the doctor assesses your stability and alertness, you are moved to the hospital room. You may be allowed to go home after a few hours if it is an outpatient procedure. It is best to have someone assist you as no stress should be induced after the procedure. It is also important to keep the treatment area immobilised for 8 -12 hours.
Your incision area may have stitches. You must keep the site dry and clean till the next appointment, when the doctor will take out the stitches. Clean the area and bathe as instructed by the doctor. There is a chance that the adhesive strips and tapes may fall off, so it is important not to peel them off.
After the procedure, there may be stomach pain and discomfort, which will subside with days. Take medications only as prescribed by the doctor. Do not self-medicate with painkillers, as they can increase the chance of bleeding from the incision.
DIET AND ACTIVITY
A laparoscopic surgical procedure doesn’t have any dietary restrictions. You can consume light yet solid foods and continue with the same after the process.
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery will have dietary restrictions. You will be asked to be on a clear fluids diet for four weeks or as suggested by the surgeon. You can move to a solid diet, but only as instructed by the doctor. All the dietary instructions in case of bariatric surgery are planned and discussed with the patient well in advance. This allows you to better prepare for the procedure and the recovery both.
Limit any strenuous physical activities for 2-4 days after the surgery. You should contact your doctor if you have unbearable pain, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills or trouble while urinating.
COMPLICATIONS AND RISKS
As safe as it can be in the hands of an experienced laparoscopic Surgeon, there are chances of complications like bleeding from the incision and injury to other organs. It is also contraindicated in those with bleeding disorders, cancerous growth on the abdominal wall, chronic tuberculosis, and scar tissue from multiple surgeries.
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