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Dr Anu Kaur MBBS,FRANZCOG
Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Special Offer

Dr Kaur performs laparoscopic surgeries for

Laparoscopic surgery – also known as ‘keyhole surgery’ or ‘minimally invasive surgery’ – describes surgical operations which are performed through small incisions in the skin as opposed to the conventional approach to surgery that requires a much larger incision to be made.

Laparoscopic surgery generally requires less than 1cm incision through which the Laparoscope is inserted into the body cavity. CO2 gas is also introduced into the cavity to move the abdominal wall away from the organs and so allow the surgeon to perform the surgery. Other small (0.5cm incisions) may also be needed to insert other instruments needed during the procedure.

The main advantages of laparoscopic surgery over conventional surgery is a substanial reduction in pain and discomfort for the patient post surgery and the patient can often go home the same day or the following day after surgery and smaller post operative scars. There is also a lower chance of internal scarring (adhesions) compared to conventional surgery and for some types of surgery the magnification of the area being operated upon on a large screen makes the procedure easier to complete for the surgeon.

Recovery
Common post-operative guidelines following laparoscopy include the following:

  • You will need someone to drive you home after you are released as the anesthesia may make you fell groggy and tired
  • Do not the remove the dressing over the incision for the first two days keep the area clean and dry. No showering or bathing during this time. The incision usually heals in about 5 days.
  • Your surgeon may give you activity restrictions such as no heavy lifting. It is very important that you follow your surgeon’s instructions for a successful recovery
  • You may feel soreness around the incision area. Your surgeon may give you a prescription pain medicine or recommend NSAID’S (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for the first few days to keep you comfortable
  • If the abdomen was distended with gas, you may experience discomfort in the abdomen, chest, or shoulder area for a couple days while the excess gas is being absorbed

Contact your doctor immediately if you have a fever, chills, increased pain, bleeding or fluid leakage from the incisions, chest pain, shortness or breath, leg pain, and or dizziness.

Risks and Complications
As with all surgical procedures, Laparoscopy can be associated with certain risks and complications such as infections, blood loss, nerve damage and allergic reactions to medications, although these are rare. Contact your doctor immediately if you have a fever, chills, increased pain, bleeding or fluid leakage from the incisions, chest pain, shortness or breath, leg pain, and or dizziness.

Benefits
These include: