Management of patients after laparoscopic procedures

Natalie Blencowe, Richard Waldon, Mark N Vipond

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Abstract

The duration of recovery after laparoscopic surgery depends on the procedure performed, and can be as short as 1-2 weeks

Patients should refrain from driving until they are comfortably able to look in their blind spot and perform an emergency stop

Worsening postoperative pain suggests a potential abdominal complication, and the patient requires urgent assessment

Although most wound infections after laparoscopic surgery are superficial, some can involve the deeper tissues and might require assessment in hospital, particularly if prosthetic material has been inserted (eg, mesh)
Original languageEnglish
Article numberk120
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ
Volume360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

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