Is laparoscopy a major surgery?

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asked Sep 21, 2022 in Other- Health by mottomwipper (1,740 points)
Is laparoscopy a major surgery?

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answered Sep 22, 2022 by Cathy21 (61,520 points)
Laparoscopic surgery is not a major surgery and it is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in the abdominal and pelvic areas.

Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions with the aid of a camera.

The laparoscope aids diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with a few small cuts in the abdomen.

Laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen (tummy) and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin.

This procedure is also known as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery.

For a few days after the procedure, you're likely to feel some pain and discomfort where the incisions were made, and you may also have a sore throat if a breathing tube was used.

You'll be given painkilling medication to help ease the pain.

In most cases, exploratory laparoscopic procedures have a recovery period of 5-7 days.

When the procedure is part of a larger surgical procedure, it can range from 3-12 weeks.

During a laparoscopy, the surgeon makes an incision below your belly button, and then inserts a small tube called a cannula.

The cannula is used to inflate your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas.

This gas allows your doctor to see your abdominal organs more clearly.

Most women should be able to walk slowly and steadily for 30-60 minutes by the middle of the first week, and will be back to their previous activity levels by the second week.

Swimming is an ideal exercise and, if you have had no additional procedure, you can start as soon as you feel comfortable.

One of the best sleeping position after going through any surgery is resting straight on your back.

If you have had surgery on your legs, hips, spine, and arms, this position will benefit you the most.

Moreover, if you add a pillow underneath your body areas, it provides more support and comfort.

Some risks and side effects of a Laparoscopy include.

Bleeding and the potential need for a blood transfusion.
A risk of damage to internal structures, such as such as blood vessels, the stomach, bowel, bladder, or ureter.
Adverse reactions to anesthesia.
Abdominal inflammation or infection.
Blood clots.

Within 1 yr after laparoscopy, 180 cases achieved pregnancy (30%).

The most favorable outcome was recorded in women with unexplained infertility (36.7% of cases got pregnant) followed by women with PCOS (27.8%).

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