Laparoscopic surgery has many advantages. Very very small cuts on skin only, no cut to deeper muscles and tissues. So very little pain, early mobility& return to normal functions. Good cosmetic results with minimal scars.

Laparoscopic surgery is different from normal open surgery in many aspects. First the access is minimal (it is also called minimal access surgery.) Then instrumentation to perform Laparoscopic surgery is very fine and delicate. Vision in Laparoscopic surgery is 20-30 times magnified.

No, laparoscopy is not very painful as compared to normal open surgery as the cuts are very very small. Minimal discomfort for 1-2 days is there and then there is almost no pain.

Laparoscopic surgery is of 2 types.
Normal Laparoscopic surgery is like Laparoscopic cholecystetory (for Gall Bladder) average time is 30-40 minutes, for appendix it is 40-50 minutes. . Advanced Laparoscopic surgery like laparoscopic Hernia, timing is usually 90 to120 minutes.

Cost of laparoscopic surgery varies from region to region and type of hospital and associated services and medicines types (generic or branded). Different hospitals have made their packages of different laparoscopic surgeries according to their systems like average cost of Laparoscopic cholecystetory is Rs.25000 to start with.

For very basic laparoscopic, patient is fit to resume normal activities within 3-4 days but going back to work usually take 8-10 days. In advanced or major laparoscopic surgeries the time to go back to work takes 2-3 weeks depending upon the strength of the patient.

Side effects of Laparoscopic Surgery are much less as compared to open surgery but some of them are-

  • Pain in the shoulder for 2-3 days
  • Nausea or Vomiting because of Anaesthesia
  • Feeling of bloating in abdominal because of delay in passing wind or motions (still it is less as compared to open surgery).
  • Fever & Chest or Urine infection

Usually we recommend to avoid driving for 48-72 hours.Then it is possible to drive the car but motorbike etc. should be avoided for 7 days.

Risks of having laparoscopy are just like the risk of normal open surgery but at a much lesser and milder scale. Whatever risk of infection, pain, hernia, adverse or allergic reaction, blood clots in legs etc. are of open surgery, same can happen in laparoscopic surgery at much milder scale.

During laparoscopy, the surgeon makes a small cut (incision) of around 1cm, usually near your belly button. A tube is inserted through the incision, and carbon dioxide gas is pumped through the tube to inflate your tummy (abdomen). ... A laparoscope is then inserted through this tube and through smaller cuts surgery is done.

There is no dietery restriction after Laparosopic surgery to normal healthy food cooked with less oil after 2 days of surgery. Street food, preserved food and junk food is to be avoided for 2-3 weeks.

For Normal Laparoscopic surgery - basic climbing of stairs can be done on day 2 onward for advanced or major laparoscopic surgeries climbing of stairs can be done from 4-5 days.