Abdominal Laparoscopy


Abdominal Laparoscopy

  • Appendix
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Pancrease
  • Small intestine and large intestine
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Pelvic and reproductive organs
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • pelvic abscess, or pus
  • ovarian cysts or tumors
  • endometriosis
  • pelvic adhesions, or painful scar tissue
  • infertility
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • reproductive cancers
  • uterine fibroids
  • fevers or chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadednes
  • continuous nausea or vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • Inability to urinate
  • persistent cough
  • redness or discoloration, swelling, bleeding, or drainage at the incision sites
  • Complications from general anesthesia
  • Inflammation of the abdominal wall
  • Blood clot formation that may travel to the pelvis, legs, or lungs

In some cases, your surgeon may decide that the risk of a diagnostic laparoscopy is too high compared to the benefits of using a minimally invasive approach. This often happens if you have a history of abdominal surgeries, which increases the risk of adhesions forming between abdominal structures. Performing laparoscopy in the presence of adhesions can take longer and raises the risk of organ injury.

  • Anticoagulants, such as blood thinners
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • other medications that may affect blood clotting
  • supplements such as herbal or dietary
  • vitamin k

You should also tell clearly if you’re pregnant or think you might be pregnant. It is so because this will reduce the risk of harm to your developing baby.

You’ll probably need to avoid eating and drinking for at least 8 hours before a laparoscopy. You should also arrange for someone who can drive you home after the procedure is completed. Because the use of general anesthesia can make you feel drowsy and unable to drive for several hours after surgery.

  • Engage in light activity as soon as possible to reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Get more sleep than usual.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • adhesions or surgical scars
  • hernia
  • injury or trauma to a particular organ
  • Appendicitis, an inflammation of the intestines
  • Fibroids, or abnormal growths in the uterus
  • Cysts or tumors
  • cancer
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gall bladder
  • Endometriosis

An appointment will be scheduled with you to go over the results. If a serious medical condition will be found, then he will discuss appropriate treatment options with you. He will work with you to come up with a plan for addressing that condition.

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