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Laparoscopic appendectomy

Laparoscopic appendectomy

Laparoscopic appendectomy: Laparoscopic appendectomy is a minimally invasive operation to remove the appendix from the abdominal cavity. Several small "keyhole" incisions are made in the lower abdomen, through which a tiny video camera (laparoscope) is inserted so the surgeon can see inside without making a large incision. Other instruments are inserted into the other holes as needed to remove the appendix.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Laparoscopic appendectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Laparoscopic appendectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Laparoscopic appendectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Laparoscopic appendectomy may include these surgeries:

  • Appendectomy

Anesthetic Requirements for Laparoscopic appendectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Laparoscopic appendectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Laparoscopic appendectomy

Possible surgical complications of Laparoscopic appendectomy may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Injury to adjacent organs
  • Blood clots
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Laparoscopic appendectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Good prognosis.

Laparoscopic appendectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Laparoscopic appendectomy: Usually one to two weeks.

Laparoscopic appendectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Laparoscopic appendectomy) include:

  • Minimally invasive appendectomy
  • Appendix removal

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