Laparoscopic Appendectomy Video
See what doctors do with our appendix !
What is a laparoscopic appendectomy?
The laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical technique involves making several small incisions in the abdomen and inserting a miniature camera and surgical instruments. No fewer than three or four cuts are made. The surgeon removes the plant with the instruments, so there is usually no need to make a large cut in the abdomen. The camera projects a magnified image of the area on a TV screen, follow the instructions will help the surgeon asto remove the plant.
What is the advantage of laparoscopic appendectomy?
Most cases of acute appendicitis can be treated laparoscopically. The main advantages are:
In most cases, patients can be discharged within 24 to 36 hours. In contrast, the hospital stay is usually two to five days for an open procedure.
Can anyonePatients have a laparoscopic appendectomy?
Number of patients with cardiac disease and COPD would not be good candidates for laparoscopic appendectomy. Furthermore, laparoscopic appendectomy for patients with pre-existing disease is recommended conditions.
What treatment options are there?
You will receive a general anesthetic. A two-inch or larger incision in the skin from the right lower abdomen. You will be pain and expect to remain in the hospital 2up to 5 days. You can get back to work at 4 to 6 weeks.
Your doctor may recommend laparoscopic appendectomy surgery. With the recent advances, the technique using a laparoscopic (advanced minimally invasive) approach, which avoids the need for a large incision. There are significantly less pain in some patients. In laparoscopic appendectomy surgery, the patient is also given a general anesthetic. No fewer than three or four small incisionsbe made. One thing is for laparoscopy, which is attached a camera, the images to a video monitor sends, are used. The other incisions are used to hold or manipulate tissue in the abdomen. Carbon dioxide is blown into the abdominal cavity, so that space to work and allow the surgeon to see. The plant will be identified and carefully dissected and removed. Your doctor may use staples, clips or sutures. At the end of the operation of carbon dioxide is removed.
What can I expect to happen Before surgery after laparoscopic appendectomy?
Preoperative tests may be ordered to plan your medical condition and the type of anesthesia for the procedure.
The surgery is usually performed in an emergency basis.
Blood tests, electrocardiogram (ECG) or chest x-ray may be ordered.
Ask for extra help at home after surgery.
What are Expected Results After Having Laparoscopic Appendectomy Surgery Versus an open abdominal surgery?
Low huge cuts with a better cosmetic result
What are the risks after laparoscopic appendectomy surgery?
As with any surgery there are risks. The risk of these complications is no greater than if the operation were carried out with the open technique. Complications that can occur are:
What happens if surgery can not be performed by laparoscopic technique?
Sometimes it is not possible for the surgeon using the laparoscopic technique because it can be difficult to see or handle tissue safely. The doctor decides to perform an open procedure either before or during surgery. The surgeon may decide toConvert the laparoscopic surgery to an open procedure in certain situations and for patient safety. Although very rare, if the conversion occurs on an open technology, it should not be a failure of the procedure. Factors that increase the possibility of a change to an “open” procedure to obesity, previous abdominal surgery causing dense scar tissue seen on the inability of the organs or bleeding during the operation.
What can I expect to happen before he LaparoscopicSurgery?
A thorough medical examination will be carried out by your doctor. Several diagnostic tests may be required. You may have blood tests, an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) or chest x-ray the heart and lungs checked. You and your doctor will discuss whether this operation will help you.
Under no food or fluids before the operation. This reduces the risk of vomiting after anesthesia obtained.
You must tell your doctor all medications you take, especially if youtake blood thinners.
Talk to discuss with the anesthesiologist before surgery anesthesia and keep free from pain during surgery and postoperative pain management.
What can I expect the day of surgery?
You will probably admitted to the hospital in an emergency basis.
Sign in to carry out a written consent authorizing your physician to surgery.
Receive provide you administered a small needle / catheter into a vein medication before, during and after surgery.
Obtain pre-operative medicationas necessary.
Going to the recovery room after surgery and having your blood pressure, pulse and respiration monitored closely until you are fully awake.
Receive medication to relieve symptoms.
Get small groups of cuts.
What can I expect after surgery?
Incision sites are advertised. Take pain medication as directed.
Take a shower in two days after the operation.
You may experience flatulence or constipation. Resume a healthy, high-fiber diet as soon as you goHome.
Keep objects that are easy to handle. Use your legs to handle the bulk of the work. Avoid strenuous activity.
Climbing stairs and walking are good to improve the circulation.
Avoid driving for seven days after surgery and taking painkillers.
Suppose sexual intercourse as soon as you feel comfortable and discussed this with your doctor.
Call and schedule a follow-up appointment within one to two weeks after the operation. Schedule any additional follow-up appointments.
Haveall the threads removed, depending on the type used by your doctor.
Discuss with your doctor your return to an office job within 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks for physically demanding jobs.