Laparoscopy is suggested when certain problems in the abdominal or reproductive area cannot be detected through diagnostic procedures such as Ultrasound (Medical scan to create images of inside the body through high frequency sound waves), Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI (radiology technique to produce images of the body through radio waves) or Computed Tomography scan CT (X ray technique to produce parts and structures of body). Laparoscopy is done primarily for:
This is a unique development in recent times where robots are used to assist in laparoscopic procedures. Under this procedure, a surgeon completes the procedure through robotic arms, which are in turn managed with the use of consoles. The robotic arms are used for holding a 3D vision camera and in handling the surgical instruments.
The procedure of Laparoscopy is minimally invasive and takes around a couple of hours to complete depending on the nature of diagnosis or treatment.
The recovery time from Laparoscopy depends on the nature of the illness or the laparoscopic procedure. Laparoscopy carried out for diagnostic purposes, take much shorter time of up to 48 hours to recover. However Laparoscopic surgery to treat a medical condition may take p to a week’s time.
Usually, after Laparoscopy one may feeldisoriented with shaking limbs and nausea. However, please don't worry, as these are just common side effects of anesthesia, whichdo pass quickly. Some side effects of Laparoscopy are as follows