Laparoscopy is a modern surgical procedure to detect and treat many health related problems. It requires small incisions without open surgery with low risk. Suhrid Health Network provide Laparoscopy services both for children as well as adults.
Why is Laparoscopy done?
Laparoscopy is used to identify and diagnose the cause of abdominal pain. Sometimes Laparoscopy is done as a surgical method. Laparoscopy is also used as a method of biopsy. Doctors may recommend laparoscopy to identify the following conditions:
- Appendicitis (Appendix)
- Gallstones (Gallbladder)
- Liver disease (Liver)
- Abdominal mass or tumor (Stomach)
- Pyloric stenosis
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Undescended testis
While examining the conditions with laparoscopy doctors may treat some conditions immediately after the diagnosis.
How is Laparoscopy done in Children?
Laparoscopy can be performed by making small holes in your child’s abdomen without making large incisions. Doctors/surgeons use a thin tube with a camera, called Laparoscope in the abdomen, to look at the organs.
The most common problems that require laparoscopy is abdominal pain in kids. In this procedure kids don’t get much pain and in some cases they don’t need to stay at hospital. Your child recovers very quickly.
Advantages of Laparoscopy
Advantages of Laparoscopy are plenty.
- The cost is very low.
- Rapid Recovery
- No big scar
- Kids can return to school early
- Parents don’t need to to abstain from work for long
Risks of Laparoscopy
In rare cases children may develop symptoms like:
- Abdominal pain
- Redness or swelling
- Trouble urinating
So, after the laparoscopic procedure if you notice these symptoms in your child contact the doctor immediately.