Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery  “Modern Surgical Art” by Laparoscopic Surgeon has revolutioned the medical field. 

What is Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery means minimally invasive surgery or surgery done by minimal incision. It is possible with the help of an instrument called laparoscope which has a tiny video camera and light on the end. It is introduced in the abdominal cavity with incision of 5mm only. Through it surgeon or doctor can look at a video monitor inside of the abdominal cavity

What Surgeries can be Done Laparoscopically

Gallbladder surgery is the most common abdomen surgery  done by Laparoscopic Surgeon. The most common indication is gallbladder stone disease. It is called as Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Radical cholecystectomy is done for gallbladder cancer Most common hepatobiliary surgery done laparoscopically is Common bile duct exploration for CBD stones. Liver resection are also more commonly done by minimally invasive approach

Laparoscopic Surgeon

Why is laparoscopy surgery done

Laparoscopy surgery has many advantages compared to traditional open approach. The intensity of pain in the post-operative period depends on the length of the surgical incision. As it is very minimal, patient is comfortable and feel less pain even at minimal pain killer dosages. Patient get mobilized very early, can do deep breath exercises, resulting in less respiratory complications. Hospital stay is reduced

Laparoscopy surgery time

The duration of laparoscopy surgery vary according to the surgery and also the intra-abdominal adhesions. When it is done to diagnose intra-abdominal condition called as diagnostic laparoscopy , it usually takes 15-30 minutes. It will take longer if surgery is being carried out to treat

Laparoscopy surgery cost

The cost varies whether it is done just for diagnosis or to treat disease. Major abdominal surgeries done for cancer which are more than 6hrs duration carries more cost compare to benign diesease surgery such as appendectomy/cholecystectomy. It also varies from one institute to other

What to eat after laparoscopy surgery

After Laparoscopic surgery bowel movements appear early as compared to open procedure, if bowel resection is not done during surgery then patient can be allowed liquids orally 4-6 hrs after surgery and gradually to normal diet

Laparoscopy incisions healing time

As the length of incision is less in laparoscopy surgery, healing time is less as compared to open approach and incisions heal within a week

Laparoscopy surgery scars

These are smooth and very minimal

Abdominal pain after laparoscopy surgery

Abdominal pain after laparoscopic surgery is minimal as the length of incision is very minimal. The duration and frequency of analgesia required after laparoscopic surgery is less as compared to open surgery