Laparoscopic polyp removal is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove polyps from the colon or rectum. During the procedure, a thin, flexible tube called a laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. The laparoscope is equipped with a miniature camera, and the surgeon can see the polyps on a monitor. Then, the polyps are removed with special instruments, such as a snare or forceps.
A person who has been diagnosed with polyps in the colon or rectum may be a candidate for laparoscopic polyp removal. It is important to talk to a doctor to determine if this procedure is right for you. Your doctor will consider your age, medical history, and the size and location of the polyps when making a decision.
The primary benefit of laparoscopic polyp removal is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. The surgery is usually done under general anesthesia and the recovery time is usually shorter than with traditional open surgery. The laparoscope provides the surgeon with a better view of the area, which can result in a more accurate and successful procedure.
After the procedure, the patient will stay in the hospital for a few days before being released. After the procedure, the patient may experience some discomfort and swelling in the abdominal area. It is important to follow any post-operative instructions given by your doctor and to take any medications as prescribed. It is also important to follow a healthy diet and exercise program to help the body heal. With proper care and rest, most people can expect a full recovery in a few weeks.