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Overview: Laparotomy surgery is when a surgeon makes an incision to explore the stomach organ cavity.
Surgeons conduct an exploratory laparotomy surgery before finally choosing a treatment plan. It helps reduce costs with the following-
You may undergo a laparotomy surgery if you are-
The doctor will first thoroughly examine your symptoms to get an initial idea. This includes x-rays and blood tests.
He/she will also question you about any of the following that may affect the exploratory laparotomy surgery-
Doctors also discuss the complete timeline of the exploratory laparotomy surgery. This includes pre-procedure, during the procedure, post-procedure, complications, adjustments and recovery guidelines.
In addition, the surgical team will also prepare you for the exploratory laparotomy surgery by-
Surgeons conducts laparotomy surgery under a general anaesthesia. The team will use a nasogastric tube to decompress and avoid digestive functions.
He/she will make a single incision through the skin and muscles of the stomach. This helps surgeons to better examine the stomach organ cavity.
As the surgeon investigates the stomach organ cavity, he/she will diagnose the condition. The team will immediately treat the condition and stitch the incision closed.
The surgical team will also attach the following supportive devices during the procedure.
At your final check up before leaving, the doctor will ask you to regularly follow up with him/her. The recovery time period for an exploratory laparotomy surgery is approximately 6 weeks. This period can change as per the seriousness of the surgery and if there other procedures required.
Your doctor will strictly ask you to-
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