For years Laparoscopic surgery has been gaining major popularity amongst doctors and patients. It is also known as the ‘minimally invasive’ surgery. It is performed by making small incisions in the abdomen with the laparoscope instruments, along with the high definition video camera, which helps to see the inside the abdominal cavity and it’s nearby organs.
Here we gathered some frequently asked questions by patients, along with their factual answers.
1. Is laparoscopic surgery a safe procedure?
Ans: Yes, it is a 100 % safe procedure. Studies and research shows that it has much lesser complications than open surgery. In open surgery, there is a chance of complications after surgery, such as swelling, infection, irritation, bleeding and it takes a long period of time to recover from them all. Laparoscopic surgery can assure a patient, much lesser chances of complications after the operation along with a quick recovery. Choosing the best laparoscopic surgery hospital and expert laparoscopic surgeon is important for patients to minimize the degree of risk.
2. What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
Ans: Minimally invasive surgery has a lot of benefits. including negligible scars, lesser pain, shorter hospital stay, less internal scarring or damage, fewer complications after surgery, early mobilization and earlier resumption of daily activities, along with an early recovery.
3. What are the side-effects/complications associated with this surgery?
Ans: After the surgery, you may experience some of the following side-effects:
- Sore throat
- Shoulder pain from the gas
However, they are kind of rare and can be treated easily with mild medication, if needed.
There are no complications associated with laparoscopic surgery.
5. When shall I consult the doctor after surgery?
Ans: You should stay in touch with your doctor to help him keep a track on your recovery. However, you should seek your doctor immediately, if you develop any of these complications-
- Redness and bleeding from the incisions.
- Chest pain
Hope we helped you with these questions. We have collected more FAQ’s related to laparoscopic surgery. Stay tuned for the next part.