Laparoscopic Surgery Abu dhabi

 

Overview

 

Laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi is a surgical procedure that is used to diagnose the organs inside the abdomen. As it is a minimally invasive surgery procedure, it does not cause much bleeding and scarring to the patient. They can recover much quicker and it is safer in comparison to traditional open surgery.

 

This type of surgery uses an instrument called laparoscopy which allows detailed examination without making a big incision. This is an important diagnostic surgical procedure that is required when the doctors need to see the insides of the body in real-time. It is very helpful in making the right diagnosis without being too invasive with the body.

 

When laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi is used

 

The purpose of laparoscopy surgery Abu Dhabi is to diagnose and identify the source of abdominal or pelvic pain. The doctor would only use this procedure when other non-invasive methods are unable to give an accurate diagnosis. Abdominal problems are usually tried to be diagnosed with imaging techniques such as ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI scan. But when these imaging techniques are unable to give enough information for a diagnosis, laparoscopic surgery is used. laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi can give insights and imaging of the organs in real-time. Other than giving clear images of the particular organs, laparoscopic surgery can also be used to take a biopsy. The overall purpose of this non-invasive surgery is to get insights for accurate diagnosis. To give a clear idea, laparoscopic surgery can be recommended if the doctor wants to examine the following organs:

  • Pelvic or reproductive organs

  • Stomach

  • Spleen

  • Appendix

  • Gallbladder

  • Pancreas

  • Liver

  • Small intestine and large intestine

 

Preparation of laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi

 

If your doctor has recommended a laparoscopy, then there are some recommendations that you should follow to prepare for the surgery. First of all, you must tell your doctor about any prescription medications you are taking. The dose or intake of the medication may have to be managed by your doctor as it can affect the outcome of laparoscopy. Also, it is highly recommended that you tell your doctor about your expected pregnancy. This is important in order to reduce the risk of harming the developing baby during the procedure.

 

Before the laparoscopy is performed, few tests might be ordered by your doctor. Some of the commonly needed tests to get a clear idea about your body's current condition are blood tests, urine analyses, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI scan. These tests would help your doctor get a clear idea about the abnormality in your body and plan the laparoscopy procedure accordingly.

 

The procedure of laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi

 

Now that you know how to prepare for laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi, it is time to understand how the surgery is performed. First of all, you should know that laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. This means that it can be operated on outpatients as well. You do not need to get hospitalized for a week to get this procedure done. General anaesthesia is given for this surgical procedure. This means that the patient would not feel any pain and would be asleep throughout the procedure. Local anaesthesia can be used in some cases as well. Either way, the patient would not feel any pain during the procedure.

 

 

 

Talking about the procedure itself, the surgeon would usually start by making a small incision below your belly button. A small tube called a cannula is then inserted inside. This cannula is used to inflate the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas which makes the abdominal organs clearly visible.  Once the cannula is inside, the laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The laparoscope has a camera attached to its head. This allows the surgeon to display the images captured by it on a screen in real-time.

 

The location and number of incisions involved during laparoscopic surgery depend on the diseases your surgeon is trying to diagnose. Generally, 1 to 4 incisions, between 1 and 2 cm in length, are used during a single laparoscopic surgery. Multiple incisions are required to facilitate other equipment needed for the surgery. A biopsy during a laparoscopic procedure would generally require multiple incisions. Once the procedure is over, all the instruments are removed. The incisions are stitched or closed with surgical tape.

 

Complications of laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi

 

Laparoscopic surgeries are safe in most cases. In some rare cases, there are chances of bleeding, infection, or damage to the abdominal organs. This is also the reason why doctors strictly advise watching out for any possible signs of infections after the surgery. Some common signs of infections are as follows:

  • Fevers or chills

  • Redness, bleeding, or drainage at the incision sites

  • Increasing abdominal pain

  • Nausea

  • Shortness of breath

  • Persistent cough

  • Difficulty in urination

  • Lightheadedness

 

There are also chances of damage to the abdominal organs by puncture or leakage of fluids into them. Although these are rare cases, in the event that they do occur, another surgery would be required to repair the damage. In some cases, the risks from the surgical procedure are far more than the benefits that can be gained from it. Laparoscopic surgery is not recommended in those cases.

 
Recovery of laparoscopic surgery Abu Dhabi

 

As laparoscopic surgeries are minimally invasive procedures, they require a shorter recovery time. Depending on the patient's physical condition, type of anaesthesia used, and the body's reaction to the procedure, the recovery period can vary. In most cases, hospitals would keep the patient in observation for a few hours immediately after the surgery. This is done to observe any side effects or complications after the surgery.

 

Overnight stays are also possible in some cases. In the days following laparoscopic surgery, the patient might feel moderate pain and throb near the incision areas. Any type of pain that you may feel after the procedure would generally subside in a few days.

 

The results from the laparoscopic surgery would help your doctor diagnose the actual cause behind your abnormality. It is useful in ruling out possibilities of abdominal bleeding, hernias, and intestinal blockage. Depending on the results from your laparoscopic surgery, your doctor would determine the course of treatment to be followed for your ailment.

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