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Laparoscopy Procedure

Laparoscopy is a diagnostic test done to see the organs present in your abdomen. It is a safe procedure and is done by making a small incision. It helps to examine the organs.

What Is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a procedure done by giving an incision in the abdomen to see the organs present inside. It is done with an instrument. The instrument is called a laparoscope. The instrument is a long thin tube and a camera is attached at its front end. The doctor makes an incision in the abdomen to insert the instrument and view images of the organs through the camera.

What Is The Purpose Of Doing A Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is done for the diagnosis of diseases related to the abdominal organs. It is done if other methods such as X-ray, CT-scan, or ultrasound fail to diagnose the disease. The procedure is also useful to take a sample of tissue for biopsy of any organ in your abdomen.

Laparoscopy is performed when these tests don’t provide enough information or insight for a diagnosis. The procedure may also be done to take a sample of tissue, from a particular organ in the abdomen. A laparoscopy can help to diagnose the following problems:

  • Abnormal growth of mass of cells in the abdomen
  • Collection of excess fluid in the abdomen
  • Diseases of the liver
  • To see the degree of progress of a particular cancer

What Preparation Is Done For Laparoscopy?

You have to tell the health care provider if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Your doctor may have to stop any medication that could interfere with the procedure. Also, tell your doctor if you have a pregnancy.

Your doctor will ask you to stop eating or drinking for about eight hours before the test. You also have to come along with a family member who can drive you back home. Your doctor gives general anaesthesia before the procedure.

How Laparoscopy Is Done at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur?

Laparoscopy is done in the outpatient unit. You can go back home after the procedure. The doctor will do the procedure under general anaesthesia.

The doctor will make a small incision in your abdominal skin to insert a tube that fills in your abdomen with gas. This helps the doctor to see your organs properly. Once, your abdomen fills up with the gas and increased in size the doctor will insert the laparoscope. He can see the images of your organs on a screen shown by the camera attached to the laparoscope.

The doctor may have to make more than one incision depending on the type of disease that the doctor wants to confirm. The incision is about 1-2 cms long. Once, the procedure is finished the doctor will close the incision using stitches.

What Are The Risks Associated With The Laparoscopy Procedure?

Some risks are associated with every surgical procedure. Bleeding, infection and injury to the abdominal organs are the common risks associated with the procedure. You should be careful and look for the signs indicating infection. Contact your doctor immediately if you see the following signs:

  • Fever
  • Pain in the abdomen that is increasing day by day
  • Redness, bleeding, drainage of pus from the incision site, and swelling
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Vertigo and headache
  • Constant coughing
  • Inability to pass urine

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Conclusion

Laparoscopy is a simple diagnostic procedure performed surgically to see the inside organs of your abdomen. A small cut is made into the skin of your abdomen for inserting an instrument and see the images of your organs. This procedure helps in the definite diagnosis of the diseases related to your abdominal organs and also helps to take a small tissue sample for further diagnosis.

What can I experience after a laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a simple procedure and is done at an outpatient unit. You can back home on the same day once you recover from general anaesthesia. You cannot go alone and someone has to come with you to take you back home.

Are any other tests needed before a laparoscopy?

Your doctor may order some tests before laparoscopy. He may order an X-ray, blood tests, CT scan, or an ultrasound report.

How soon can I recover after laparoscopy?

You can recover in a few days and can resume your daily work. If you notice any bleeding or unusual symptoms after two or three days, you should consult with your physician.

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