What is laparoscopic mini-invasive surgery?
The mini-invasive surgical technique consists in performing a surgical intervention through a small incision instead of performing the traditional large abdominal incisions. Normally, gynecological laparoscopic surgeries are performed through 2 or 3 incisions of 5 -10 mm in different areas of the pelvis. Then a gas (CO2) is introduced into the abdominal cavity to distend it, allowing the procedure to be carried out. Through one of the orifices, usually at the level of the umbilicus, a camera is introduced, and the image is visualized by the surgical team on an external monitor. Through the remaining holes, delicate instruments are introduced to allow the surgical procedure to be performed.
What are the advantages of mini-invasive laparoscopic surgery?
- Fastest postoperative recovery
- Lower level of postoperative pain
- Reduction of negative aesthetic impact due to smaller abdominal incisions
- Quick return to routine activity
- Shorter hospitalization time
- Lower risk of infection and other complications
What types of surgical procedures can be performed laparoscopically?
Ovarian cystectomy: extraction of the ovarian cyst with preservation of the ovary itself.
- Adnexectomy: involves the removal of one or both ovaries and tubes (uterine adnexa).
- Tubal ligation: represents the surgical obstruction of the uterine tubes.
- Hysterectomy: involves the removal of the uterus.
- Pelvic and abdominal lymphadenectomy: is the removal of the lymph nodes that surround the main arteries and veins of the abdomen and pelvis.
- Omentectomy: removal of a fatty tissue attached to the large intestine
- Appendectomy: removal of the appendix
What pathologies can be treated by laparoscopic surgery?
How do I have to prepare for the laparoscopic surgery?
How long do I have to be admitted?
Normally, in absence of postoperative complications, the hospitalization time is usually one day. In some cases, patients can be discharged the same day of surgery.
During admission, all patients will be seen by us to ensure the best and fastest recovery.
Is movement restriction necessary after surgery?