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Laparoscopy

Side Effects of Laparoscopy

Like any other surgery, there is a risk of complications and side effects associated with laparoscopy, including bleeding at the site where the laparoscope is inserted and misplacement of the carbon dioxide gas used to inflate the abdomen to allow the surgeon to visualize the organs.

Laparoscopy is not right for all situations or all patients—for instance, patients who are obese or have had multiple surgeries that resulted in adhesions may. In addition, patients with bleeding problems, low blood platelet count, chronic tuberculosis and other conditions may not be good candidates for a laparoscopy.