Best Laparoscopic Surgeon Bandra
Best Laparoscopic Surgeon Bandra
Dr. Hemant Jain is Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and GI Cancer Surgeon. He is an expert in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries, Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgeries & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeries. He is attached to multiple hospitals in Mumbai city including Lilavati Hospital, Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital, S L Raheja Hospital – Fortis Mahim, Fortis Hospital Mulund, etc
Visiting Consultant in Bandra
A-791, A-791, Bandra Reclamation Rd, General Arunkumar Vaidya Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
What is an abdominal laparoscopy?
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.
When an abdominal laparoscopy is performed, a doctor uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look inside at the abdominal organs. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high intensity light and a high-resolution camera at its tip. The instrument is inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall. Once inserted inside, the camera sends images to a video monitor in real time.
During laparoscopy if required the surgeon can also obtain biopsy samples.
Why is an abdominal laparoscopy performed?
A laparoscopy is often used to identify and diagnose the source of pelvic or abdominal pain. It’s usually performed when noninvasive methods like CT scan and or MRI are unable to help with diagnosis.
In majority of the cases, abdominal problems can be diagnosed with imaging techniques such as:
- Ultrasound, which uses high frequency sound waves to create images of the body.
- CT scan, which is a series of special X-rays that take cross-sectional images of the body.
- MRI scan, which uses magnets and radio waves to produce images of the body.
- A diagnostic laparoscopy is performed when these tests don’t provide enough information or insight for a diagnosis. The procedure may also be used to take a biopsy, or sample of tissue, from a particular organ in the abdomen.
What are the risks of an abdominal laparoscopy?
The most common risks associated with a laparoscopy are bleeding, infection, and damage to organs in your abdomen. However, these are rare occurrences.
After your procedure, it’s important to watch for any symptoms of infection. Contact your doctor if you experience:
- Fevers or chills.
- Abdominal pain that becomes more intense over time.
- Redness or discoloration, swelling, bleeding, or drainage at the incision sites.
- Continuous nausea or vomiting.
- Persistent cough.
- Shortness of breath.
- Inability to urinate.
There is a small risk of damage to the organs being examined during a laparoscopy. Blood and other fluids may leak out into your body if an organ is punctured. In this case, you’ll need another surgery to repair the damage.
Less common risks include:
- Complications from general anesthesia.
- Inflammation of the abdominal wall.
- A blood clot, which could travel to your pelvis, legs, or lungs.
In some circumstances, your surgeon may believe the risk of a diagnostic laparoscopy is too high to warrant the benefits of using a minimally invasive technique. This situation often occurs for people who’ve had prior abdominal surgeries, which increases the risk of forming adhesions between structures in the abdomen.
How is an abdominal laparoscopy performed?
- You’ll likely be given general anesthesia for this type of surgery. This means that you’ll sleep through the procedure and typically won’t feel any pain. To achieve general anesthesia, an intravenous (IV) line is inserted in one of your veins. Through the IV, your anesthesiologist can give you special medications and well as provide hydration with fluids.
- During a laparoscopy, the surgeon makes an incision below your belly button, and then inserts a small tube called a cannula. The cannula is used to inflate your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. This gas allows your doctor to see your abdominal organs more clearly.
- Once your abdomen is inflated, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope through the incision. The camera attached to the laparoscope displays the images on a screen, allowing your organs to be viewed in real time.
- The number and size of incisions depends upon what specific diseases your surgeon is attempting to confirm or rule out. Generally, you get from one to four incisions that are each between 1 and 2 centimeters in length. These incisions allow other instruments to be inserted.
- After the procedure is done, the instruments are removed. Your incisions are then closed with stitches or surgical tape. Bandages may be placed over the incisions.
How long does it take to recover from an abdominal laparoscopy?
When the surgery is over, you’ll be observed for several hours before you’re released from the hospital. Your vital signs, such your breathing and heart rates, will be monitored closely. Hospital staff will also check for any adverse reactions to the anesthesia or the procedure, as well as monitor for prolonged bleeding.
The timing of your release will vary. It depends on your overall physical condition and your body’s reaction to the surgery. In some cases, you may have to remain in the hospital overnight.
In the days following a laparoscopy, you may feel moderate pain and throbbing in the areas where incisions were made. Any pain or discomfort should improve within a few days. Your doctor may prescribe medication to relieve the pain.
Here are some things you can do to ensure a smoother recovery:
- Begin light activity as soon as you’re able, in order to reduce your risk of blood clots.
- Get more sleep than you normally do.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes.
Results of an abdominal laparoscopy
Abnormal results from laparoscopy indicate certain conditions, including:
- Adhesions or surgical scars.
- Appendicitis, an inflammation of the intestines , fibroids, or abnormal growths in the uterus.
- Cysts or tumors.
- Cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gall bladder.
- Injury or trauma to a particular organ.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease, an infection of the reproductive organs.