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.