The development of laparoscopic surgery has been called the greatest innovation in surgical procedures since ether anesthesia. This minimally invasive technique has revolutionized many types of surgery. Laparoscopy continues to evolve, and recent advances in technology have generated yet another quantum leap forward.
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Advanced technology laparoscopic surgery can reduce the fear and anxiety often associated with “open” surgery. If you are in need of an abdominal or pelvic procedure, knowledge is power. You owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about the advantages and benefits of laparoscopy. Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo is recognized as one of America’s leading authorities on minimally invasive surgical strategies. He warmly invites you to book a laparoscopy consultation either by registering here at advancedsurgerynj.com or by calling (973) 383-2222.
Unlike traditional “open” surgery that uses large incisions—often up to 12 inches long—laparoscopy utilizes either one or a series of very small cuts, each typically no longer than a half-inch. Surgical instruments and a guidance camera are inserted into the tiny incisions, allowing the surgeon to view the surgical field and manipulate, cut, and sew tissue as needed. These small holes gave rise to the term “keyhole surgery.”
Interestingly, the concept of laparoscopy was first represented in medical literature in 1910. But it wasn’t until more than 70 years later that the technology was developed to make laparoscopy a common procedure for many kinds of surgeries.
Laparoscopy is most commonly used in:
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Greater surgical precision elevates patient safety. Additionally, advanced technology laparoscopy provides:
That will depend on the extent, scope, and complexity of your needed procedure. There are very few conditions that will prevent a laparoscopic approach. The most common being many patients with several prior abdominal surgeries. Even in these rare cases, a laparoscopic approach will still be considered, and there’s a good chance you will still have your surgery performed laparoscopically.
You’ll need to avoid eating or drinking for eight hours prior to surgery. Be sure you have arranged for someone to drive you home following your procedure.
Your surgery will be performed using general anesthesia. You’ll have an intravenous (IV) line placed through a vein in your arm or hand to deliver your anesthesia and fluids. One of the small incisions made for your laparoscopy will be used to pump carbon dioxide into your surgical field, which is needed to inflate your abdominal or pelvic cavity.
You will likely be able to go home the same day as your surgery. Expect some postsurgical pain, which should be manageable using short-term pain medication. While most patients can return to work in a few days, full recovery from laparoscopic surgery usually takes between two and three weeks.
The cornerstone of Dr. Nakhjo’s medical practice is a commitment to using the least invasive procedure available to effectively and safely achieve a surgical objective. Dr. Nakhjo combines skill, training, and experience with a warm personal manner. He’s also a great listener!
Yes, but these are rare. These include infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, allergic reaction to medication, or injury to organs or blood vessels.
For the most advanced treatment, easiest recovery, and best possible results with minimally invasive surgery in New Jersey, begin your journey with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo today. Schedule your consultation at either of our convenient locations to begin discussing your personalized treatment plan with a highly skilled and renowned area specialist.