Preparation for the laparoscopic surgery procedure-
If doctors have planned to give you general anaesthesia, you have to avoid eating or drinking for six or more hours before the surgical procedure. You can ask your doctor about any other precautions you need to take besides this.
Also, after the surgery, ask someone to drive you home, as the general anaesthesia effect will stay for some time and make you feel sleepy and tired.
In addition, avoid wearing tight clothes; instead, prefer loose-fitting clothes as your abdomen may feel a little painful after the surgery.
The laparoscopic surgery procedure
You need to take off your clothing and wear a hospital gown.
You will be asked to lie down on an operating room table.
Mostly, general anaesthesia will be given to make you unconscious. If you are not given general anaesthesia, a drug will be injected into your abdominal area to numb that particular region so that you won't feel any pain or sensation.
When you are unconscious or the abdomen area is entirely desensitized, the surgeon will begin the operation by making one or more small incisions in the abdominal cavity.
The laparoscope, a thin tube with an attached camera and light, will be passed through the small incision.
A type of gas is pumped inside the abdomen at the time of the surgical procedure. This gas expands the abdominal area, allowing the surgeon to examine the inside of your body. The internal body images will appear on a monitor in the surgical room.
After the procedure, all the surgical tools and gas are removed, and the small incision is closed.
You will be moved to another hospital room (recovery room) for some time to monitor your vitals and overall health.
You may feel sleepy until the effect of the anaesthesia goes away completely.
The risks of laparoscopy are:
Injury to blood vessels, the stomach, bowel, bladder, or ureter.
Anaesthesia related reactions
Inflammation or infection in the abdominal region
Frequently Asked Questions:
The rate of laparoscopy is approximately Rs. 35,000 - Rs. 70,000.
Open surgeries are known as traditional surgeries, where a large incision is made using a scalpel.
Small incisions are made in the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery, and minor ports are placed inside the abdominal cavity.