FAQs Category: Hernia
There may be bleeding, pus in the wounds or pus in the mesh area as in any surgery. In very rare cases, it may not be possible to complete the surgery though laparoscopy. In a few cases, the urinary bladder, intestine or blood vessels in that area may get injured. Though utmost care is taken … Continue reading 12 . What are the complications of Laparoscopic surgery?
If the patient develops a cold, fever, vomiting or has difficulty in urination, or if there is oozing from the incision, he/she should inform the doctor immediately. If there are no such issues, a visit after 7-10 days should suffice.
Only General Anaesthesia is given in laparoscopic surgery. Open surgery can be done with Spinal, Epidural or local anaesthesia. The patient is taken to the recovery room until he/she recovers completely from the anaesthesia. Liquid food can be taken within 6-8 hours and normal diet can be resumed in the same evening. Walking, going to … Continue reading 10 . What about recovery after surgery?
The patient should inform the doctor about the present medications he/she is taking. Cardiac patients should inform if they are using medicines like Ecosprin, Clopilet etc. Considering the age and health condition of the patient, examinations like blood test, X-ray, ECG are required before the surgery. If the surgery date is fixed in advance, the … Continue reading 9 . How to prepare for the surgery?
Almost all hernias can be repaired this way. But there are certain situations where traditional surgery is more suited: Patients who cannot be administered general anaesthesia Those who have had radiation treatment in the area of the hernia Those who have pus in the hernia Critical conditions where the intestine has got strangulated in the … Continue reading 8 . Is Laparoscopy advisable in all cases?