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General Laparoscopy Surgical Procedure Nebraska Patient Education

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Posted 10/13/2014

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On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.

You may receive a sedative by mouth and

an intravenous line may be put in.

You will then be transferred to the operating table.

Your doctor will scrub thoroughly and will apply an antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incision will be made...

... and place a sterile drape around the operative site.

The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia.

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After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect, a small incision is made above the umbilicus;

then, a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall.

And the abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide.

An umbilical port is created for the laparoscope.

One or more incisions will be made, with care taken to keep the openings as small as possible.

During the procedure, the surgeon will use the laparoscope to find and identify the areas in your body of interest

- as well as to guide any other instruments required for the completion of the procedure.

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Then the instruments are withdrawn . .

the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape . . .

the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together . . . and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.

Finally, one or more sterile dressings are applied.

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