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Old 04-23-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Urgent : Is Laparoscopy dangerous?

Are laparoscopic surgeries dangerous? I have read of recurrent risks of abdominal or other organ piercing accidents, lung and bleeding complications..
Have to undergo a surgery and I would need advice as soon as possible..thanks

ps Is anyone familiar with the Da Vinci robot?

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Old 04-23-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Urgent : Is Laparoscopy dangerous?


I have had 11 surgeries in about a decade. The tubal ligation, gallbladder removal, colon resection, appendix, and laparotomy abscess removal were all done lapascopically. I only had complications from one of these surgeries that I link to the surgery itself which was the abscesses after the colon resection. Mind you I did not say I blamed the surgeon, hospital, etc. But, that surgery in itself is well "dirty" so I developed infections from it. I have never had anyone puncture anything. I did have vaginal bleeding from my gallbladder removal, but that was due to I had given birth 4 days earlier, then a tubal the next day, and then my gallbladder went bad and was removed. This caused my uterus to think I was pregnant again and it relaxed and filled with blood. So again, it was not the surgery so much as the timing of the surgery. Unfortunately, no surgery is completely safe. You have to weigh your risks with the neccessity to have the surgery. That is most likely why I will never have plastic surgery because to me unless it was ruining my life, it isn't worth the risks. So again, no surgery is completely safe. I do not care if it is removing an ingrown toenail. But, if you need it to prolong your life or make it more comfortable then you have to make your personal decision if it is worth it to you. Pick a doctor you trust and a facility you do also. After that, the rest is in God's hands and how closely you follow your doctor's orders. Good luck.

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