Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure which uses a special surgical instrument called a laparoscope to look inside the body or to perform certain operations. A laparoscope is like a thin telescope with a light source. It works by lighting up and magnifying inside the body. It allows the surgeon to see clearly and repair the abnormality. A laparoscope is passed into the body through a small cut, or incision, in the skin. Laparoscopy has several benefits:
- Less pain following the procedure.
- Less risk of complications.
- A much smaller scar.
- A shorter recovery period.
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In addition simply to looking inside, a doctor can use fine instruments which are also passed into the through another small incision in the skin. These instruments are used to cut or trim tissues, perform sample-taking (biopsies), or grasp organs. Laparoscopic surgery can be used for various procedures. Laparoscopy and laparoscopic surgery are usually done while the patient is asleep under general anesthesia.
If you have a laparoscopic surgical procedure, one or more separate small incisions may be made in the abdominal skin. These allow thin instruments to be pushed into the abdominal cavity. The surgeon can see the ends of these instruments with the laparoscope and so can perform the required procedure.
Preparation for Surgery
The preparation of persons for surgery has advanced significantly. Before surgery, a candidate may be asked to undergo a series of tests, including blood and urine studies, x rays, and specific heart studies if the person’s past medical history or physical examination warrants this testing. Before any surgical procedure, the physician will explain the nature of the surgery, the reason for the procedure, and the anticipated outcome. The precautions and risks involved will be discussed, along with the types of anesthesia to be utilized. . The expected length of recovery and limitations imposed during the recovery period are also explained in detail before any surgical procedure. Results and recovery time vary from patient to patient.
You may feel a little sore around the incisions with some pain which can be reduced by over-the-counter pain medications. The doctor will give detailed instructions for post-operative care. Patients can call the office of Johns Creek Surgery, PC, anytime with questions. The staff and surgeons know how important it is for patients to feel safe and well taken care of. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled before you leave the surgical center.
Johns Creek Surgery, PC, attracts patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area and beyond including Macon, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Duluth and Marietta, GA. Our Board Certified experts provide carefully structured guidance for weight-loss, vein health and general surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.