Offering minimally invasive surgical procedures for both simple and complex conditions of the abdomen and pelvic area, the laparoscopic services offered at Manipal Hospitals are both diagnostic and therapeutic.
Manipal Hospitals' skilled surgeons are experts in the field of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery. Offering both traditional laparoscopic procedures and robotic-assisted procedures, our surgeons have been at the forefront in adopting new technologies to provide comfortable, painless and accurate diagnosis and treatment. In addition to palliative care, Manipal Hospitals' doctors take a multidisciplinary approach to determine the cause of the conditions and identify methods to prevent future complications.
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Laparoscopy is used in diagnosis when non-invasive methods can't diagnose a condition, and surgeries performed are via small incisions, which increases postoperative patient recovery, reduces blood loss and pain and significantly improve cosmesis.
Diagnosis options are offered through laparoscopy for Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Endometriosis, Ectopic pregnancy, Ovarian cyst, Fibroids, Female infertility, Undescended testicles, Appendicitis, Unexplained abdominal pain, Liver cancer, Pancreatic cancer , Ovarian cancer, Bile duct cancer, Gallbladder cancer
Surgical options offered through laparoscopy are meant for removing an inflamed appendix, removing the gallbladder to treat gallstones, crohn's disease or diverticulitis, Hernia repair, stomach ulcers, Gastrectomy, Oncological surgery, Ectopic pregnancy, removing fibroids and hysterectomy. Manipal Hospitals help manage pain and restore function in the most uncomplicated way possible. Offering Laparoscopic, minimally invasive procedures, our experts ensure patient's recovery and improved quality of life with the least invasive, most appropriate, and most advanced treatment available.
Although laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive and requires small incisions it is not minor surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is major surgery with the potential for major complications including bleeding and injury to the visceral organs, GI tract and bladder.
Laparoscopic surgeries require small incisions and are minimally invasive so the recovery time is typically less than surgeries performed through traditional methods. Patients can go home after doctors have checked for any side effects and the effects of the anaesthesia have worn off.
Some common laparoscopic surgeries are:
(iii) Gall bladder removal
(iv) Splenectomy and shunt surgeries (spleen removal)
(v) Anti-reflux surgery
(vi) Hernia’s repair
(vii) Ectopic pregnancy
After patients are discharged from the hospital, they undergo recovery at home. Keeping a few things in mind will ensure fast and proper recovery after laparoscopy:
(i) Avoid alcohol, fast food and driving for 1 to 2 days after the surgery
(ii) Ensure you are on bed rest for at least 3 days
(iii) You can remove the bandage the morning after the surgery but steri-strips should be removed 2-3 days after the surgery
(iv) You can resume bathing a few hours after the surgery
Laparoscopic surgeries are performed under the effect of anaesthesia so patients don’t feel pain during the surgery. After the surgery is done, there may be mild to moderate pain and thumping in the incision areas. Within a few days, the pain goes away. Moreover, doctors also prescribe painkillers to ease the pain after surgery.
Common side effects of laparoscopy are:
(i) abdominal pain
(ii) nausea or vomiting
(iii) continuous coughing
(iv) shortness of breath
(v) inability to urinate
Laparoscopy used to diagnose a condition can take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes. Laparoscopic surgery used to treat conditions can take longer depending on the type of surgery.
After laparoscopy is done, patients might feel swelling in the stomach area for a few weeks. Mostly, swelling and bloating will clear by 12 weeks, however, in some rare cases, it can remain up to 12 months after surgery.
Typically laparoscopic surgery uses two to four small incisions of half an inch or less.
Contact us to know more about laparoscopic options and book an appointment with one of our surgeons today.