What is advanced laparoscopic surgery? How is this surgery performed?
What is Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery?
Advanced laparoscopic surgical procedure is done by making an incision in the abdominal area. The incision is made several inches in length, but in most cases, it is around ½ inches in length. In medical terms, it is also referred to as minimally invasive surgery.
How advanced laparoscopic surgery is done?
During the surgery, the surgeon uses laparoscopy to diagnose/treat the problem. Laparoscopy is a thin and long tube that is put into the abdomen after the incision is made. This device has a camera attached to it which allows the surgeon to the inside of the abdomen with ease. Through this device, the pelvic organ and abdomen are seen easily. In case, there is some issue then an instrument might be inserted into the abdomen and a laparoscope is inserted which is referred to as single-site laparoscopy.
How is Advanced laparoscopic surgery beneficial?
This surgical approach has different benefits. First of all, the patient will have less pain and recovery will not take much of your time as compared to open/traditional surgery. As the incisions are smaller, the chances of successful results are higher. The complications and risk of infection are also less with this surgery.
What are the reasons to undergo advanced laparoscopic surgery?
This surgical approach is done during tubal sterilization and the patients who have had a hysterectomy are a suitable candidate for it. During this approach, the uterus is detached from the body through the incision. Moreover, this approach can be helpful to determine:
- Reason for the pelvic mass
- How to remove the pelvic mass?
Apart from these, the surgeon can use this surgical approach for different reasons which includes:
Fibroids are abnormal growth, on or outside the uterus wall. Sometimes, these are not cancerous and sometimes they are cancerous. Advanced surgery will remove the fibroids.
- Ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts are developed on the ovaries. Sometimes, these will go away on their own, and sometimes medical treatment is needed. This advanced approach will safely remove the cyst.
If medications are not beneficial, then advanced laparoscopic surgery is done. Under this approach, the pelvis is looked at closely. If there is the presence of endometriosis tissue then surgery is done.
- Pelvic Floor Conditions
Advanced laparoscopic surgery is done in case of urinary incontinence and case of other pelvic issues like pelvic organ prolapse.
- Ectopic Pregnancy
The doctor will suggest advanced laparoscopic surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy.
In case of cancer, the doctor will perform advanced surgery to address the problem of ovarian cancer.
What happens after the surgery?
Once the surgery is done, the incision is closed. The sedation effect will reduce within 1 or 2 hours and sometimes there will be nausea. The patient can get back to their home on the same day. Although, you must visit for the follow-up checkups from time to time and follow all the suggestions given by your doctor.