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Laparoscopic surgeriesPros and cons

Updated: May 17, 2022

In the previous blog we have viewed a quick introduction about what are the Laparoscopic surgeries and we would continue in this blog introducing some of the major questions everyone is asking regarding it.

Which is better: laparoscopy or laparotomy?

Compared with traditional laparotomy, laparoscopic surgery is more generally accepted, and it is associated with the relative advantages of smaller wounds, reduced pain, shorter operation time, less intraoperative blood loss, shorter length of hospital stay, and fewer complications.

Why is laparoscopic better than open surgery?

According to reports, a laparoscopic approach generally causes less blood loss, less trauma, and provides a faster recovery with reduced hospitalization as compared to open surgery. However, laparoscopic does require general anesthesia, and it costs more than open surgery.

Can laparoscopic surgery cause death?

The risk of death from laparoscopic surgery is quoted as 8 per 100, 000. This is less than half the risk of death from driving, 17 per 100,00011 and puts the magnitude of the problem into perspective.

What is the recovery time for laparoscopic surgery?

After minor surgery, such as appendix removal, you may be able to resume normal activities within 3 weeks. Following major surgery, such as removal of your ovaries or kidney because of cancer, the recovery time may be as long as 12 weeks.

Contact Dr. Tarek Shokry Abouollo clinic if you are curious to know more.

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