Gynaecological treatment in Sarjapur Road

Lower Segment Cesarean Section

Gynaecological treatment in Sarjapur Road

A lower segment Cesarean section (LSCS) is a type of C-section in which the incision is made in the lower part of the uterus. This type of C-section is typically used when the baby is in a breech position (bottom first), when the placenta is blocking the cervix, or when there are other complications that make vaginal birth unsafe. 

The main advantage of an LSCS over a traditional C-section is that it results in a smaller scar and a quicker recovery. In addition, an LSCS is less likely to cause complications such as uterine rupture or placenta accrete. 

The main disadvantage of an LSCS is that it is a more invasive procedure than a traditional C-section and carries a slightly higher risk of complications such as infection, blood loss, and blood clots.

Why is the procedure performed?

A lower segment cesarean section (LSCS) is performed when the baby is too large to deliver vaginally, the placenta is blocking the vaginal opening, the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby's neck, or the baby is in a breech (bottom-first) position.

LSCS during gynaecological treatment in Sarjapur Road is considered a safe procedure, but like any surgery, there are potential risks involved. These include infection, bleeding, and blood clots. There is also a small risk of the baby being injured during the surgery. LSCS may be recommended for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is when the baby is in a breech (bottom first) or transverse (sideways) position. 

LSCS may also be recommended if the mother has a health condition that makes vaginal birth unsafe, such as placenta previa (low-lying placenta) or preeclampsia (high blood pressure). 

Pre-procedure preparations

  • Preparation for a lower segment cesarean section (LSCS) generally includes the following steps,

  • The woman is typically placed in a supine position on the operating table, with her head and shoulders slightly elevated.

  • An intravenous (IV) line is started in the woman's arm, and she is given fluids and medications through the IV.

  • A catheter is inserted into the woman's bladder to empty it before the surgery begins.

  • The woman's abdomen is prepared with an antiseptic solution, and a drape is placed over her.

  • An anesthesiologist administers anaesthesia to the woman. This may be general anaesthesia, which puts the woman to sleep, or regional anaesthesia, which numbs the lower half of the body.

  • The surgeon makes an incision in the woman's lower abdomen, where the baby is delivered.

  • The placenta and umbilical cord are removed, and the incision is closed.


  • The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 45 minutes. The doctor will make a horizontal incision in the mother's lower abdomen, just above the pubic bone. 

  • The incision will be about 10-20 cm long. The doctor will then insert their hand into the uterus and deliver the baby. The umbilical cord will be clamped and cut, and the baby will be handed to a paediatrician or neonatal nurse.

  • The doctor will then remove the placenta and any remaining tissue from the uterus. The incision will be closed with dissolvable stitches.

  • A catheter will be placed in your bladder to help empty it. You will then be taken to a recovery room, where you will be monitored for a short time.

After procedure

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  • The patient is placed in a supine position with the head elevated on a pillow.

  • An ice pack is placed on the forehead.

  • The patient is given oxygen by nasal cannula or mask. 

  • The incisions are checked for bleeding. 

  • The packing is removed.

  • The patient is asked to blow their nose gently.

  • The patient is given a light diet and discharged home.

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