Laparoscopy FAQ

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery / Laparoscopic Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is performed through very small incisions in the abdomen, using laparoscope and specialized instruments. This type of surgery is also called keyhole surgery.The laparoscope is a long thin instrument with a light source at its tip, to light up the inside of the abdomen or pelvis. The camera carries images to a video monitor, which the surgeon can view in real time. Specialized surgical instruments can be inserted through the laparoscope.
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What Surgeries Can be Done by Laparoscopy?

  • Appendectomy (appendix surgery) Hernia repair (including a ventral and hiatal hernia, and through small incisions nearby
  • Laparoscopy is used either to treat the problem (laparoscopic surgery) or to diagnose it (diagnostic laparoscopy)
  • With laparoscopy, the doctor can identify diseased organs, take tissue samples for biopsy, and remove abnormal growths
  • Cholecystectomy (Gall-bladder surgery)
  • Chronic pancreatitis and cancer Pancreas surgery
  • Fundoplication for GERD
  • Myotomy for achalasia
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Colon cancer and diverticular disease
  • Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
  • Tubal ligation (family planning surgery)

Other Minimally Invasive Surgeries

  • Piles painless stapler surgery
  • Doppler guided HAL & HAL RAR for piles
  • Endoscopic nose and sinus surgery
  • Balloon sinuplasty

What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery?

Fast recovery
Short hospital stay
Less post-operative pain
Better cosmetic results

Comparison Between Open and Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Small Incisions (less than ½ an inch)
  • Hospital stay is 1 to 3 days
  • Patients usually return to work in 5 to 10 days
  • Lesser risk of Infection
  • Less pain
  • Less chance of hernias

Open Surgery

  • Large Incision
  • Hospital stay of about 5 days
  • Return to work in about 4 weeks
  • Greater risk of infection
  • More painful
  • More chance of hernias

Pre-Operative Instructions

  • Fasting (nil by mouth) for 6 hours prior to surgery preferably 12 hours
  • Your doctor may ask you to drink a laxative to cleanse your intestine
  • Stop (smoking, alcohol, tobacco chewing) 7 days prior to surgery
  • Take (anti-thyroid medicine and anti-hypertensive) with a sip of water on the day of surgery prior to it
  • Stop taking aspirin, products that contain aspirin, or certain blood thinner medications. May have to take these medicines with advice of doctor, who has prescribed it
  • Get admitted without wearing any ornaments / threads / bracelets / ring etc, as it will not be allowed in the operation theatre
  • Arrange for someone to take you to the hospital the day of surgery, and to stay with you following surgery

Post-Operative Instructions

  • No bed rest is advised
  • Do all your daily activities like: (bathing, going to washroom etc)
  • Take small frequent meals rather than having 2-3 heavy meals per day
  • Do not lie-down immediately after meals
  • Avoid spicy / oily foods for 3-4 weeks post surgery
  • Have plenty of oral fluids and high fiber diet to avoid constipation
  • Do not lift heavy weights and do strenuous exercise or work for at least 1½-month post surgery
  • Avoid (yoga, kapalbhati, etc,) for at least 1-month post surgery
  • Wear abdominal binder while rising up from the bed and lying down to avoid strain over the abdomen
  • Do not wear belt while sleeping
  • Bring all the reports and discharge summery while coming for follow-up
  • If you have any problems and queries, please contact doctor

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Dr. Nitish Jhawar

Fellow Advance Laparoscopic Surgery
Fellow Colorectal Surgery USA
Senior Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon
Phone No: +91 9322 229 159
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