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A surgical diagnostic operation which is also known as diagnostic laparoscopy. It is a very low-risk procedure with the least invasiveness method to observe inside the body, the doctor uses a very tiny incision to see inside of the abdomen with very special long equipment called the laparoscope. High-quality picture transmits from the laparoscope camera to the monitor of physicians and provides real-time quality for physicians to watch and observe inside of the abdomen without open it. Another feature of this method is taking a biopsy during the operation.
One of the reasons for using the laparoscopy method by most physicians is to check the source of pain and abnormality inside the abdomen and pelvis. Especially in the condition that noninvasive examination methods are not suitable.
The doctor can examine different organs with this method like the pancreas, gallbladder, small intestine, stomach, pelvis, liver, and appendix. It is so normal to apply Four incisions during operation.
Most of the tumor, extra fluids, mass, and liver organ disease can be diagnosed with this method.
This procedure is also used in other surgeries to assist doctors to do the procedure with the least invasive risk factors. Normal diagnostic laparoscopy can be done in a few hours and normally consider as an outpatient procedure, only because of some complication you may be kept in the hospital for close observation.
Gynecological use of this method is very common, especially in pelvic laparoscopy. Removal of appendix, removal of fibroids, removal of lymph nodes, removal of the uterus, Bariatric surgeries
hernia are some of the examples of usage of laparoscopy.
The doctor uses general anesthesia to do this operation so the patient should have a companion to help him/her during hospital discharge.
Conditionally local anesthesia is the chosen method to do the operation, it means that the area of operation will get numb so the patients do not feel pain at the time of surgery while they are awake.
There are risks of bleeding and puncture or damage to the organ which leads to another procedure to repair it. Normal uncomfortable conditions after anesthesia can occur. The Patient may feel inflammation and pain on the abdominal wall. The Physician is cautious about the risk of transferring blood clots from the operational area to another part like lungs, legs or pelvis.
The physician may need some pre-operation tests like urinalysis, ECG (electrocardiogram), chest x-ray imaging and blood test. More complicated imaging like computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can be done due to the physician’s order.
Some orders from physicians may be related to your diet before the operation and probably you may not have allowed driving for 24h after the operation.
Because of general anesthesia that probably will be used in this surgery, you won’t remember anything or feel any pain.
You may feel some pain in your shoulder that is because of carbon dioxide that injected into your abdominal cavity to make some space for the operation.
After the operation, the physician may use stitches or surgical tape to close the incision of the abdomen wall.
This operation normally allows you to return to a normal activity like before the operation but you may need to visit your physician to check everything is ok after a few weeks.
Laparoscopy is probably less invasive compared to traditional open surgery, but it does not mean that there is no risk of complication, for example, when physician uses laparoscopy in intestinal operation, it may cause some complication like bleeding or infection and it may force surgeon to make incisions larger to finish the procedure in a good and safe way.
Be careful and call your physician when you experience:
- You have difficulty or problems during the toilet.
- Heavy bleeding from the vagina
- Extreme pain
Laparoscopy opened a new area to surgery methods, but it has its risks like all other medical treatments. These risk factors can be minimized With accurate examination and high-quality health care
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