Laparoscopic surgery is a surgery that calls for minimum incisions. Although it is a surgical procedure you’ll be able to do daily activities on the same day. A laparoscopic surgeon does operations relating to brain, kidney, eyes, heart, gynecology with minimum incisions using laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Laparoscopy calls for high-tech instruments and very few hospitals in Vadodara have it. Apart from that it requires tremendous skill on the part of the laparoscopic surgeon to look at the images on the screen and get the work done through the instruments inserted in the body.
At Janvi Multispeciality Hospital, Vadodara, we have a team of the best laparoscopic surgeons in every field.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is an advanced system of doing surgery that calls for minimum incisions and quick recovery for the patients. It requires great skill on the part of the surgeon. At Janvi Multispeciality Hospital, Vadodara, We have a special department and a laparoscopic surgeon dedicated to laparoscopic surgery.
How is Laparoscopy done?
During this procedure, we give you anaesthesia (the type of anaesthesia differs depending on the surgery to be performed) and later on, short narrow tubes called ‘trochars’ are inserted into your abdomen.
So that we see the part to be operated on, we inflate the abdomen with Carbon dioxide gas. It separates the abdominal wall from the organs inside the body. The incisions are as small as 1 cm in length. This makes the recovery very speedy.
As we need to make just a small incision so this surgery is also called ‘key-hole surgery.’ There is a huge screen in the operation theatre on which we can see the images.
Then after, post-surgery, we measure your belly’s circumference, Blood Pressure to monitor whether the carbon dioxide gas is getting released from your body. The carbon dioxide gas is released in the form of gas when you fart.
It requires a lot of skill on the laparoscopic surgeon’s part to conduct a laparoscopic surgery because we don’t directly put an incision on your stomach to view the whole infected part, rather it is to be operated through the pipes that are inserted.
Why is laparoscopy performed?
Laparoscopy is usually done to identify the source of pelvic or abdominal pain. Laparoscopic surgeon does it to:
- View the internal organs for the suspected disorder like endometriosis.
- Remove any organ or unwanted tissue from the body.
A laparoscopic surgeon tries to diagnose the abdomen by lesser invasive procedures like:
- CT Scan
- MRI Scan
Only, if that does not yield satisfactory results then we ask for a laparoscopy.
What does laparoscopy help to detect?
A laparoscopic surgeon can easily detect the following things:
- Abnormal mass in the abdomen
- Tumour in abdomen
- Deposition of fluids in the abdominal cavity
- Liver diseases like cirrhosis of the liver.
- The degree to which cancer has progressed.
Which organs can be examined through a laparoscopy?
A laparoscopic surgeon can observe the following internal organs with laparoscopy without making big incisions.
- small intestine and large intestine (colon)
- pelvic or reproductive organs
Are there any risks of laparoscopy?
At Janvi Multispeciality Hospital, Vadodara, we have a team of skilled laparoscopic surgeons so chances of any mishappening are almost zero.
Although the chances of anything going wrong are rare, still you need to call the doctor if you experience the below symptoms:
- Fevers or chills
- Intense abdominal pain
- Redness or bleeding, or drainage at the incision sites
- Continuous nausea or vomiting (not due to the effect of anaesthesia)
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Inability to urinate
- Inflammation of the abdominal wall
- Blood clots
How should you prepare for laparoscopic surgery?
- Mostly at Janvi Multispeciality Hospital, Vadodara, we ask the patients to get admitted one day before the surgery so that the patient is mentally prepared to get operated on for laparoscopic surgery by a skilled laparoscopic surgeon.
- Just as in the case of other surgeries, we ask for blood tests, urine tests. In addition to that depending on the complexities of the case we ask for:
- CT Scan
You should always tell your doctor if you are already taking some medicines for some diseases or if you are allergic to certain medications.
You should not eat or drink anything before the procedure, as advised by the doctor.
Stay positive while going into the OT room, this will help you to recover faster.
What precautions should you take after laparoscopy?
Generally, we call the patient two to three days after the surgery to replace the bandage and again thereafter at an interval of a week to verify whether the stitches are healing.
In between, if you face any difficulty in carrying out your daily activities (like urinating or passing of stools) then you should reach out to a doctor.
Secondly, you should eat the prescribed diet and not eat too much oily, sour or any other kind of food which you are asked to.
As far as possible wear loose clothes and do not lift any heavy weights or don’t try to push heavy objects.
Take all medicines and precautions prescribed by the doctor and go for a periodic visit whenever the doctor asks for them.