The types of abdominal operations

There are two main types of way operations: laparotomy and laparoscopic surgery. The first – type search, in which the surgeon opens the abdominal cavity and looking for the cause of internal bleeding or other pathologies. Sometimes, when the cause is not detected or the affected area is too large and affects several organs, such an operation is carried out again.

Laparoscopic surgery is performed through small incisions using special instruments that are placed in hollow plastic tubes. While surgeons have the ability to control their actions thanks to miniature cameras of laparoscope introduced into these tubes. If laparotomy is always injury to the anterior abdominal wall and postoperative problems associated with healing of a seam, laparoscopy allows to avoid such consequences.

How to prepare for abdominal surgery

If surgery is scheduled, and is not the result of any emergency, you will have time to prepare for it. A full preoperative examination should be held within 7 days after the date of the transaction. The specifics of it is that the bowel during the abdominal surgery must be completely cleaned, with instructions you will receive from your doctor.

How could you not like the night before surgery you must not drink or eat, and if you are prescribed any pills, limit yourself to drinking them by the breath of simple non-carbonated water. You cannot take medicines that thin the blood, already over a week before the operation, this applies to all drugs, including aspirin. If you are a woman, do not apply any cosmetics, no matter how beautiful you may want to be surgeons. And erase the nail Polish colour of nail plates the surgeons during the operation control of the circulation and whether you have enough in your body receives oxygen.

The postoperative period

Of course, specific recommendations based on your condition, you will receive from the attending physician. Try after surgery not really feeling sorry for myself and start to move as early as possible, even if at first have to overcome the pain. Don't worry that the seams may diverge – they are quite sturdy and will withstand your walk in a relaxed leisurely pace. The movement will help to prevent the formation of adhesions, which can again put you on the operating table.