Laparoscopy surgery information and locations in Mexico

Laparoscopies are a minimally invasive surgical method in which specialists handle a small camera and other specialized equipment to perform procedures and diagnose abdominal problems.
In open surgeries, the specialist makes one incision of 6 to 12 inches, leading to much longer recoveries. However, with laparoscopy, the surgeon will make one to four 0.5-1cm incisions on the abdomen where the camera and instruments will pass. During the procedure, the camera will allow to see detailed images of the organs and abdominal area.

Most bariatric and intestinal surgeries can be done using laparoscopy. Among the most common are the duodenal switch, gastric band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, hernias, gallbladder removal, and appendectomies.
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Procedure: 2 hrs.
Hospital stay: 2 - 3 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 2 - 3 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled with the bariatric specialist virtually. Patients are clear for flying after 2 - 3 days from the laparoscopic surgery.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Laparoscopy surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Am I a candidate for a laparoscopy?
Patients with prior abdominal surgeries or have excessive scar tissue might not be good candidates. We recommend you refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
What procedures can be performed with a laparoscopic surgery?
Most intestinal surgeries can be done using a laparoscopy; colitis, cancer or crohn’s disease can be traded. Some of the bariatric procedures include gastric banding, gastric bypass, mini bypass and duodenal switch.
How long will recovery be?
Recovery times greatly depend on the surgery performed. If it’s used to diagnose a condition you could recover after a few days, while a more complex surgery, like a duodenal switch, could take months. We recommend to you refer to one of our professional doctors to better understand how long will recovery take you.
Are laparoscopies painful?
The diagnosis and surgery are performed under anesthesia so that you won’t feel pain during the procedure. After the anesthesia wears off, you might feel discomfort, soreness, and pain in the area of the incisions. Doctors usually prescribe medication to alleviate the pain.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.