It’s a revolutionary and well established surgical approach by which surgery is performed through tiny incisions in the abdominal wall to introduce a long special camera and instruments through them.
Yes, almost every laparoscopic procedure is done under general anaesthesia and it is actually for your safety.
No, unless you have a specific known allergy to the medications used for it, you won’t have any relevant undesired reaction.
Depends on the procedure, but usually, the number goes from 3 to 5 abdominal incisions, the majority of them of 5 millimeters (0.2 of an inch), and the biggest ones of 12 millimeters (0.47 of an inch).
No, no sutures will be visible, we place internal stitches, so they do not have to be removed afterward, the only visible thing will be some adhesive strips. Also, no staples used in your skin!
Not at all, they are titanium made and won’t trigger any adverse reaction whatsoever. They can stay in place for life. We use the for example to close the duct that connects the gallbladder with your body.
It is a sterile woven material made from synthetic or biologic material, ;meshes are very sturdy and strong, yet very thin, soft and flexible to allow to easily conform to your body.
depending on the repair technique used, the mesh can be placed either under or over the defect in the abdominal wall and held in place with sutures or specially designed staples.
Meshes are made and placed actually expecting a reaction from the body to it, the clue here is the type of mesh used to have an adequate reaction and depends on the case, Dr. Rosales will decide the best for you.
No, in the majority of the cases. It depends on the procedure done, the procedures in which the possibility mainly exists are: cholecystectomy and giant incisional hernia repair.
It all depends on the case, usually can be removed the day you are discharged.
During your hospital stay, we’ll take care of everything, at discharge, you’ll be able to restart your usual medications unless Dr. Rosales tells you otherwise.
Yes, but we will also take care of it for you.
The same day of the procedure you will be able to walk with no difficulty and just minor discomfort in the incision sites.
You will be able to, at least, have liquids that same afternoon.
Usually just one day, two days maximum, it depends on the procedure. Please click here or on the Specific FAQ`S of the disease you are interested.
After almost every procedure done through laparoscopy, our patients can do a regular activity once they get home, return to work in 5 to 7 days, and if it’s a desk job maybe even earlier.
Walking the same day of surgery; regular pace cardio activity at 15 days and at 30 days you can do as much as you want! (e.g., abdominal crunches, weightlifting, etc.)
Not necessarily, depends on the procedure done, please click here or on the Specific FAQ`S of the disease you are interested.
It is always more challenging to “work” on a “non-virgin” abdomen, but in the vast majority of cases the outcomes are the same, and it is very closely related to the type of surgery previously done.