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Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic)

Survivability of Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery

Considered a safe procedure, the survivability of laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery is high. Patients usually recover quickly. In fact, laparoscopy can be performed on an outpatient basis.
 
The patient’s immediate recovery time will differ depending on the type of anesthesia administered during the surgery. The patient can leave the operating room or be discharged from the hospital once the vitals are stabilized and the patient is alert.
 
The prognosis for laparoscopic recovery includes mild pain at the incision site and in the abdomen for a few days after surgery. Doctors advise reduced activity. They may also suggest avoiding carbonated beverages.
 
These are some of the symptoms you may experience while recovering:
  • Pain at the incision site (stitches, staples or adhesive strips)
  • Shoulder pain due to carbon dioxide
  • Slow introduction of solid foods as tolerated
  • Limited physical activity
 
Most of these symptoms can be treated with approved over-the-counter pain medications.
 

Locations for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic)