Advanced Operative Laparoscopy is a laparoscopic surgery used to treat different painful conditions such as endometriosis. The surgery is used to identify any cause or symptom of diseases that are hard to identify using normal examination procedures.
Who can undergo the Advanced Operative Laparoscopy?
- Suspected ectopic pregnancy
- Suspected Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
The surgery can also be useful for people with;
- Prolapsed or of incontinence treatment
- Fibroids removal
- Tubal reversal or sterilization
What is the Procedure Involved?
Laparoscopic surgery involves two to four incisions done on your abdominal wall. It involves putting the camera through a small hole below your belly, whether other apparatuses are passed through when performing the other incisions.
Afterwards, carbon dioxide gas is used to inflate your abdomen. The doctor further uses a tiny telescope to view the areas affected. The telescope is attached to a video to help the doctor get a clear view of your abdomen. An additional instrument is inserted through the vagina to the uterus to help the physician move your uterus.
All these instruments are removed once the operation is over, and the gas is finally released. Skin cuts are sealed with stitches that can be removed after 3 to 7 days.
What are the Risks Involved in Advanced Operative Laparoscopy??
The risks will depend on the nature of the operation though the procedure is safe for women who are healthy. The major complication that may occur include;
- Injury of the Internal organs such as urethra, bladder or bowel
- Gas embolism. The carbon dioxide used can pass to blood vessels, then to lungs causing heart and lungs problems.
The following may also occur after the operation:
- Wounds or pelvic hematoma
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolus
- Shoulder discomfort/pain
- Wound, bladder, chest or pelvic infection
- Abnormal wound healing
- Wound pain
Most women will experience vaginal bleeding, brownish or blood stained discharge that will disappear after seven days after the laparoscopy. Avoid use of tampons as much as you can. Your doctor may switch to open surgery to ensure the procedure is successful. This occurs when the doctor detects some complication during the surgery.
What do I expect after Laparoscopic Surgery is done?
Once the surgery is through, patients may experience the following;
- pain on thewounds
- abnormal bloating
- tiredness and discomfort for up to 5 days
- ribsandshoulderpain due to remaininggas under the diaphragm
- Vaginal discharge, bleeding and periodical pain.
Pain relief tablets such as capadex, non-steroid, paracetamol and anti-inflammatory drugs may be used for a period of 5 to 7 days or up to four weeks. Avoid codeine and painkillers since they may result to constipation.
How soon do I Get Healed after Laparoscopic Surgery?
After undergoing this critical procedure, avoid engaging in activities such as gardening, cleaning or ironing during the first week and rest as much as you can. In the second week, engage in non-vigorous activities such as driving, bike riding or walking. Well, the doctor may advice you to avoid engaging in sexual intercourse for the first 10 to 14 days after the surgery to ensure successful healing. However, this can resume after three to four weeks after the surgery.
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