what is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that allows a surgeon to have a good look inside your pelvic and abdominal area and operate with a small incision(s) in or around your navel area. This surgical procedure can also be used to diagnose unexplained pelvic pain or infertility. It is done using a special instrument (laparoscope) that is equipped with a light source and camera. This device transmits images to a monitor — giving your surgeon a clear view of the inside of your abdomen or pelvis.
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Patients are under general anesthesia during laparoscopy. This makes them remain unconscious during the procedure and makes it as painless as possible. However, patients may still be allowed to go home the same day unless their doctor advises otherwise.
One of the biggest advantages of laparoscopy compared to open surgery is its average healing time. Patients can normally go back to their usual routine around five days after the procedure. Make sure to adhere to all your doctor’s advice to speed up recovery and help you manage possible side effects. Though rare, you should be aware of all possible serious complications (e.g. prolonged nausea, severe abdominal pain, high fever, etc.) and get in touch with your doctor if you experience any.