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Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic)

Side Effects of Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery

Even with the reduced side effects of laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, the procedure still has risks. It’s important for patients to fully understand the risks of the procedure undergoing laparoscopy. These are some of the risks to address with your doctor:
  • Bleeding or infection of the incision
  • Misplacement of gas used to visualize organs
  • Patient’s condition may complicate the procedure, such as bleeding problems or while taking blood thinning medications
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Shoulder pain from the carbon dioxide
  • Blood clots
  • Damage to other organs
  • Heart problems

Locations for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic)