Laparoscopy Pictures
Bringing Laparoscopy To Life

We bring you the following laparoscopy pictures including laparoscopy scars to help you understand what laparoscopy is all about. Please let us have your comment on what you've seen.

Are you awaiting an appointment for a laparoscopy?

Are you wondering what a laparoscopy involves? We bring you a number of pictures to help you understand what this procedure is all about.

If you have original pictures of laparoscopy scar or procedure or videos, you can post them here too for other visitors to see.

Laparoscopy can be done for a wide range of conditions including ovarian cyst removal, endometriosis, investigation of pelvic pain, removal of gallbladder, appendectomy, tubal ligation hernia repair etc etc. The list literally goes on and on.

Keyhole surgery or laparoscopy is rapidly used to carryout almost all types of operation that requires a knife to cut open the body cavity in the past.

Keyhole Surgery Pictures With Explanations

The following are a few selections of keyhole surgery and what they show.

What Is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is the use of a special instrument called a laparoscope to take a look inside the body cavity and treat or test for a disease or condition.

The laparoscope is a tiny tube with diameter about the size of a pen that has a light source and in-built camera at the end.

Instead of making big skin cuts or incisions that span up to 30cm in some cases, laparoscopy allows access into the body through cuts that measures only 1 to 2cm.

By means of a good light source, gas pumped into the abdominal cavity to create an operating space, and instruments introduced through other similar small cuts on the skin, almost any surgery can be carried out in side the abdomen laparoscopically.

Laparoscopy picture showing: What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy Gynecology Video & Pictures

See a number of laparoscopy pictures and video below giving further insight into this procedure.

Picture of laparoscopy ovarian cyst removal
Endometriosis involving an ovarian cyst
Laparoscopy surgeon

Laparoscopy Surgeon

Laparoscopy Scar

The following are pictures of laparoscopy scars following two of the most common keyhole surgeries - gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) and removal of the appendix ( appendectomy).

Laparoscopy scars after a gallbladder was removed through keyhole surgery
  • Most times you will have 3 to 4 scars representing the sites where; the laparoscope is introduced into the abdomen, a light source is placed in, the cutting knife and where the the gas is pumped in.
  • Stitches could be removed anywhere from the 3rd to 10th day after laparoscopy
  • Absorbably or dissolvable stitches do not need to be removed. They get absorbed by the body after about a week and the remaining suture outside the skin falls off.
Laparoscopy scars after removal of the appendix
  • After any of these surgery, the scar should be clean and stitches neat as shown above.
  • If you notice that your stitches are having murky sticky discharge, and if the skin around the incision is red and more painful, especially around days 5 to 7 or after, there is a high chance it is an infected scar.
  • A review by an healthcare professional or your surgeon may be needed.

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