What exactly is Laparoscopic Surgery?

You may have heard the term “laparoscopic surgery” frequently on the news and elsewhere. You may also have been told that “laparoscopic surgery” may be advisable for you if you’ve had any illnesses affecting your uterus.

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Laparoscopic surgery is an operation inserting an laparoscopic endoscope into a woman’s stomach to allow examination and monitoring.

A Surgery with only Minor Burden to the Patient

Unlike a traditional laparotomy which requires large surgical incisions, laparoscopic surgery only uses several small openings in the stomach. It is noted for causing very little pain and having a fast post surgery recovery time. It is the most bearable surgical choice for busy contemporary women.


For Anyone Dealing with Women Specific Diseases

Laparoscopic surgery is used to deal with diseases of the internal organs in the stomach, such as stomach cancer or colorectal cancer, but also for women specific diseases or infertility.

Some examples of women specific diseases would be uterine diseases such as “endometriosis”, “uterine fibroids”, “uterine cancer’ or ovarian diseases such as “ovarian cysts”.

Among those, uterine fibroids affect at least one in four women over the age of 30(※1)and laparoscopic surgery is commonly used in treatment.

(※1)References: Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nissan Women’s Journal Vol. 61, No 5, Diagnosis of Gynecological Disease/Treatment/Management/and Related Tumors.

Even with Small Incisions, Special Care Must be Taken with the Lower Abdomen

Even though the incisions from laparoscopic surgery are very small, it is still a cut and causes damage to the skin.

During aftercare, the affected area will often become red and inflamed and may become a hypertrophic scar which becomes hard. This may not only be unsightly, but could cause itching and pain for years. These symptoms are even more likely to occur in the lower abdomen region, putting those who have laparoscopic surgery at high risk of problems.

Protecting Affected Areas with Easy Care for a Few Months Following Surgery

Preventative Care after surgery can greatly reduce the risks of hypertrophic scarring.

Issues are caused by the body’s overproduction of collagen around the incision scars.

Silicone sheets are the most highly recommend remedy. Although costing slightly more than tape based products, they offer greater protection from scratching and a gentle silicone gel cushioning.

Please be sure to properly use the product for a few months, as though the incision scars may be small, without care they can easily become much larger.

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