This involves putting a telescope measuring 5 or 10 mm in diameter through the umbilicus into the tummy. This helps us to visualise the reproductive organs (uterus, tubes, ovaries and the rest of the pelvis and abdomen) on the screen.
Preoperative fitness check would be done when the date of the operation is decided. Preop investigations are necessary to establish fitness for surgery
If your operation is scheduled for the morning, it is important that you do not eat or drink from midnight onwards. If your operation is in the afternoon, you may have a light, early breakfast and then fast for at least six hours.
- Please keep all your jewellery and valuables at home before coming to the hospital. The hospital or any staff cannot be held responsible for any loss of such personal property.
- Please bring your personal clothes and items of your own use
- If you have to stay overnight in the hospital, you will be given toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, hand towel and bath towel.
- All bedding needed for your use will be provided
- Please keep a pillow cover, bed sheet and a shawl for your relative to use
- For those going home on the same day, soap and a hand towel will be given
- Visiting hours: 10am to 1pm and 6pm to 9pm
- Main hospital gate would be locked at 10pm for security reasons
- At other times, for surgical patients – only one relative can stay with the patient
- While shifting the patient from OT to the room, the relative is requested to wait at the front reception
- Tea/Coffee would be offered to patients twice a day. Relatives can purchase tea/coffee from the vending machine for Rs5/-
- Lunch and Dinner are not provided by the hospital, but contact numbers of nearby caterers can be given. You have to make that arrangement on your own responsibility.
- Bed linen (Pillow and bed sheets) will be changed every day and rooms will be cleaned regularly
- Hospital policies are displayed near each bed and all are requested to abide by them by order
- Any suggestions or complaints should be forwarded to the management through the reception so that corrective measures can be undertaken.
The Day of OperationOn the date and time planned, please come to the Endoscopy Suite on the second floor. You are requested to be seated in the waiting area till one of the staff members attend to you.
What To Expect Next?Once you have been admitted, please change into the theatre gown provided. You will be seen by an anaesthetist after admission. A needle is put into the arm through which the anesthetic drugs are given to put you to sleep.
Going To The TheatreOn most occasions you will be able to walk to the theatre. There will be few members of staff in theatre pyjama suites (dress) wearing caps and masks. They are all present to help. You will then be asleep while the laparoscopy is done. You may wake up when you return to the ward and not remember the operation at all.
- Laparoscopy is a very commonly performed operation. The possible complications include:
- Bowel injury
- Bladder injury
- Vessel injury
- Possibility of Laparotomy
- These are very rare complications with an incidence of less than 1 in 1000 patients.