How is Laparoscopy different from a general surgery?
Laparoscopy is less invasive than a normal surgery, with a faster recovery time.
Is Laparoscopy painful?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and is mildly painful.
Are there any risks or complications associated with Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a low risk surgery. However, like every surgery this might lead to complications in certain cases like, reaction to anaesthesia, blood clot, inflammation of the abdominal wall. In severe cases, risks include infection, bleeding, or organ damage.
Will I need to be hospitalised for a Laparoscopy?
You will most likely be able to go home the same day, depending on your overall health and your doctor’s recommendation.
What are the possible after-effects of a Laparoscopy?
Possible after-effects of Laparoscopy include mild pain around the incision, shoulder pain, and bloating.
Are there any warning signs I need to look out for after the procedure?
Get in touch with your doctor if you experience abdominal pain that intensifies over time, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, persistent cough, lightheadedness, redness/swelling/drainage around the incision, inability to pass urine, or shortness of breath.
What steps can be taken for a quick recovery after Laparoscopy?
To ensure a faster recovery after a Laparoscopy, the patient must begin light activity as soon as it’s comfortable and get proper sleep & rest.