Laparoscopic

Urological surgery

What is a urological surgery?

A Laparoscopic Urological surgery primarily focuses on the urinary tracts of male and females and primarily in the reproductive system in males.

Urologic procedure is an amalgamation of surgical activities for the pelvis-the colon, urogenital, and gynecological organs focused primarily on the treatment of obstructions, dysfunction, malignancies, and inflammatory diseases.

What is a Laparoscopic

Urological surgery

A Laparoscopic Urological Surgery involves the use of a Laparoscope and operating upon the affected region by making small incisions and then inserting the Laparoscope to get the visuals and then using surgical instruments to operate upon that specific part.

What are the different surgeries that are performed using this

procedure?

Following are the surgeries that are performed using this procedure:

  • Renal surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Pelvic Lymph node dissection
  • Prostatic surgery
  • Scrotal surgery
  • Urethra surgery
  • Robotic Prostectomies
  • Robotic Nephrectomies
  • Nephrectomy
  • Surgery of the ureters, including ureter lithotomy or removal of calculus (stones) in the ureters

How is the procedure

carried out?

A general anesthesia will be administered to the patient and as a result he/she will be asleep during the surgery.

Once the patient is asleep the process begins by making incisions near the belly button and a small device is inserted which is called a port; it creates an opening that will be filled with gas (carbon dioxide) in the abdomen region.

Then a small camera is inserted through a port in order to see the organs properly, once proper visibility is achieved more ports are inserted through which instruments go through and the affected body part is operated upon. And openings are closed through surgical glue or dissolvable stitches. The process might take 2 to 3 hours.

What is the

recovery period?

The recovery period is 2 to 3 weeks, one might experience in the shoulders after the surgery because of the gas pumped in during the process, and this will go away within a few hours.

Patients will be prescribed pain killers and will be monitored by the doctor for 2 to 3 weeks with regular appointments.

It is one of the safest procedures with minimal risk factors involved.

If the pain in the incisional area persists the doctor will advise bed rest for a week.

One might feel nauseated post-surgery, this might be due to anesthesia administered for the purpose of the surgery.

How should one prepare for

the procedure?

The doctor will recommend a complete physical examination in order to check if the patient is healthy enough for the surgery.

On the day of the surgery the doctor will recommend the patient to stop eating and consuming liquids a few hours before the operation.

If the patient is taking supplements, blood thinners and medications for any other medical conditions they will be asked to not take it before the procedure.

If you have a prior medical condition and you are taking medicines prescribed by a doctor please make sure you inform the surgeon beforehand.

If you have a habit of smoking you will be advised to stop smoking a few weeks prior to the date of the operation as smoking may result in other complications or may cause infections resulting in failure of the procedure. Quitting smoking enhances the chances of success.

Why should you choose to get treated

under Dr. Kiran K J?

Dr. Kiran is Laparoscopic surgeon and a Bariatric surgery specialist with 17 years of experience in performing various surgeries; by choosing to get treated under him one can rest assured that he/she can expect a full recovery and a permanent solution for their problems.

When to call a doctor if complications occur

post-surgery?

If one feels nauseated, develops fever, bleeding occurs through the incisions, inability to urinate etc; under these circumstances it is better to get in touch with the doctor who performed the operation.

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