What is Laparoscopic Liver Resection? How is the procedure performed?

What is Laparoscopic Liver Resection How is the procedure performed
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What is Laparoscopic Liver Resection? How is the procedure performed?

  • May 17, 2021

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Overview

Laparoscopic Liver Resection is a minimally invasive procedure performed at the best liver hospital in Ludhiana. Performing this method helps to take out the liver mass safely and effectively. This approach allows the patient to recover faster and better.

Under a comprehensive approach, the health care experts will suggest to you the right method of liver surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery in Punjab.

What happens during laparoscopic liver resection?

Initially, the patient is given general anesthesia to make them feel comfortable throughout the treatment. In total, 3 to 7 incisions are made to take out the liver mass. The total time taken to perform the treatment is between 1 to 7 hours and this depends on how many lesions, the location of the lesions, and how much the liver part is affected.

How should I prepare for the surgery?

The patient needs to stay physically fit and follow a healthy lifestyle. They need to reduce alcohol consumption before and even after the surgery. The surgeon will tell you some important tips which you need to follow for better results and to reduce the extent of complications. In most cases, the patients are suggested to get gentle bowel preparation to prevent post-operative constipation.

How much is the downtime?

Following the procedure, the patient needs to spend 1 to 6 nights in the hospital or might be as per your condition. The doctor will discuss everything with you in detail, on what specifications you need to follow to recover with ease. In most cases, the patients are not able to feel themselves for around 2 to 4 weeks, following the operation. The doctor will suggest pain medications. Make sure that you take them as prescribed by your doctor.

Can anything affect the treatment results?

Following the procedure, the patients can recover very easily. Follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • You need to walk daily for 15 to 30 minutes for faster recovery.
  • You need to limit alcohol consumption or any type of toxic substance which can affect your liver.
  • The doctor will tell you about the supplement which you need to avoid, so that liver health is not impacted.

Is the procedure safe?

Generally, the patients can easily undergo the procedure. Like with any other procedure, there are certain risks. Although, the research has shown that the outcomes with this procedure are better and it is completely safe. The doctor will tell you about the certain risk factors which you need to be careful about to get the results on time.

Is a laparoscopic approach best for all the patients?

The patients are suggested to get the laparoscopic approach as it helps them to recover faster. Your doctor will tell you better by checking your condition and then suggest to you whether you are an ideal candidate to get this approach or not.

For more information about the procedure, you should visit us by booking your initial consultation and get the customized approach.