Laparoscopic Surgery: FAQs, Risks, and How It Compares to Other Surgeries
Thinking of undergoing laparoscopic surgery? Read this article to learn more about laparoscopic surgery – including risks, comparison to other surgeries, and frequently asked questions.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small camera to see the inside of the body. It can be used for a variety of surgical procedures and has multiple benefits compared to traditional open surgeries, including fewer complications, a shorter recovery time, and less pain. This guide will provide an overview of laparoscopic surgery, including risks, comparisons to other surgeries, and frequently asked questions.
Laparoscopic Surgery is commonly used to treat gallstones/ Gall bladder problems, Hernias, Appendicitis, pain in the abdomen due to adhesions of previous surgeries, simple cysts in ovaries and fibroids in the uterus, etc.
It can be used for diagnostic purposes like biopsies from abdominal areas that are difficult to access or are near vital structures because it can be done under vision
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery-
Laparoscopic surgery is a beneficial alternative to traditional open surgeries in many cases. It offers less risk of infection and involves a shorter recovery time with reduced pain, fewer risks, and a quicker return to regular activity. Additionally, it can also cause less scarring, since the tiny incisions used in laparoscopy heal faster than those used in open surgery.
Comparing Open vs Laparoscopic Procedures-
Laparoscopic surgery is increasingly used to help shorten recovery time and reduce the risk of complications. Compared to open procedures, laparoscopic surgeries are less invasive with smaller incisions. This means fewer risks of infection, easier healing, and less pain. Additionally, laparoscopic techniques often result in shorter hospital stays and a more rapid return to physical activities than an open procedure would.
Common FAQs about Laparoscopic Surgery-
Questions about laparoscopic surgery are common and may include things like:
what type of anesthesia is used, will I have any scarring, how long is the recovery period, and what are the risks of laparoscopic surgery? Laparoscopic techniques can reduce pain and risk associated with open procedures, though there is still a small chance of infection and other complications. To minimize risks and ensure a successful procedure, it’s important to talk to a doctor about all questions or concerns you might have prior to having surgery.
Dr. Mihir Chitale
Dr. Mihir Chitale is one of the best-experienced surgeons in Advanced Minimal Invasive Surgery, Cancer surgery, Robotic surgery, Digestive Surgery, and Endocrine Surgery.