Pediatric Laparoscopy

Pediatric Laparoscopy Surgeon in Pune - Dr. Kalpesh Patil

What is Pediatric Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopic surgery is a method that uses a series of tiny incisions or ports to provide surgical access to the abdominal and pelvic cavities. During laparoscopic surgery, surgeons make tiny incisions in the abdomen and introduce trocars. Dr. Kalpesh Patil is a well-known Pediatric Laparoscopy Surgeon in Pune who has rich experience in this field and he has done numerous complicated pediatric surgeries with high success rates.

Trocars are then used to inject surgical tools into the body, allowing the surgeon to complete the process.

Through the incision, carbon dioxide gas is poured into the patient’s abdomen. The gas raises the abdominal wall, enabling the surgeon to work comfortably. Through a tiny video camera threaded in place, the surgical team may see the inside of the abdomen in great detail.

What are the Benefits of Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery?

Apart from being less intrusive than traditional surgery, which involves a huge incision, there are other advantages to laparoscopic surgery. Here are some of the most common benefits:

  1. Lesser chances of infection – Laparoscopic surgery includes fewer cuts than standard surgery, which reduces the risk of infection. Infections and blood clots are less likely as a result of this.
  2. Faster recovery – Because the incisions are smaller, your child will be able to return to regular life much sooner than with standard open surgery. In comparison to typical open surgery, your child will require fewer painkillers and will be able to eat and drink more readily. Your child should not, however, engage in strenuous activities such as heavy lifting, jogging, swimming, or bicycling.
  3. Shorter hospital stays – Depending on the type of surgery, your child may be able to go home the same day since many procedures are done as outpatient procedures.

Understanding your Child’s Surgery

To put your child to sleep, he will be given medication. Depending on the kind of surgery, three to five tiny slits will be cut in his abdomen: one near his belly button, one on either side of his belly, and one above or below the belly button. To provide room for the surgeon to work, a tube is inserted into one of the slits and the abdomen is filled with carbon dioxide. One of the tubes is inserted with a tiny telescope known as a laparoscope. In the Operating Room, a television screen displays an image of your child’s insides. The surgeon inserts tools into the tubes at the other places to do the procedure.

What happens after Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery?

Your child will awaken in the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), which is located near the operation area. He or she might spend 1 to 2 hours in the PACU.

Your child will be returned to his room as soon as he has recovered from the anesthesia.

Through an IV, your child will receive necessary fluids and medications, such as antibiotics and pain relievers (intravenous line). When he is able to swallow liquids, he will take pain medication by mouth.

Soon after surgery, your child will need to get up and walkabout. This will aid in the “awakening” of the bowels, as well as breathing and blood circulation.

How should you take care of your incision?

  1. Your child’s skin will have 3 to 5 tiny slits. A gauze and tape dressing may be used to close the slit near the belly button. 3 to 4 days following surgery, the dressing can be removed. Leave tiny strips of white tape or a transparent dressing under this dressing in place.
  2. Steri-Strips will be used on the incisions at the other sites. In 1 to 2 weeks, these strips will fall off on their own. If your child’s doctor says it’s acceptable, don’t take them out.
  3. For the next two weeks, your youngster is not permitted to swim or bathe in a tub.
  4. Showers are permitted. After the shower, the incision areas should be thoroughly dried.

What activity should your child do?

For the first week at home, or until he sees the doctor at his follow-up visit, your child should play quietly. This includes no heavy lifting, strenuous activity, such as jogging, swimming, or cycling.

When Should You See a Doctor?

For any of the following, contact your child’s doctor:

  1. If any of the incision areas get inflamed, it’s time to see a doctor.
  2. Any of the slits have fluid or blood around them.
  3. When an incision gets more uncomfortable or inflamed, or when it starts to split, it’s time to seek medical help
  4. Vomiting
  5. Fever of more than 101 degrees by mouth or 102 degrees rectally (in the bottom of the kid)
  6. If your child has a stomach ache, his abdomen gets distended (full and solid).
  7. Your child is having trouble passing stool.

Why Choose Dr. Kalpesh Patil?

Dr. Kalpesh Patil is a dynamic and experienced Pediatric Laparoscopy Surgeon in Pune. He has performed over 200 surgeries where small incisions are made in your child’s skin through which the surgeon inserts small tubes with a tiny telescope to view inside.

Dr. Kalpesh Patil - Best Pediatric Surgeon in Pune

Dr. Kalpesh Patil is known as the Best Pediatric Surgeon in Pune. He is a well-experienced pediatric surgeon. With his number of successful surgeries, he has become the best Child Specialist in Pune. He is amongst the finest pediatric laparoscopy and pediatric cystoscopy surgeons in Pune. He has also experience in gastrointestinal surgeries and hypospadias surgery. He practices in a well-equipped Clinic in Aundh, Pune with all the modern equipment. 

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