have recently started offering selected patients the option
of laparoscopic radical cystectomy.
should allow patients to recover much more quickly and resume
normal activity within weeks. However my experience is still
very limited and I am unable to provide any specific data
regarding this procedure in my hands.
are offered a laparoscopic radical cystectomy then this information
should be read along with the radical cystectomy information
is no large incision this result is shorter hospitalisation
and convalescence, less bleeding and post-operative pain and
fewer wound complications.
laparoscopy is a type of keyhole surgery, the view obtained
is much better than looking through a keyhole. Modern equipment
produces a wide, bright, clear and magnified view of the operation.
The gas used to distend the abdomen during laparoscopy also
greatly reduces bleeding during surgery.
patients offered laparoscopic surgery have to understand that
in case of any difficulty in carrying out the procedure laparoscopically
convert to an open procedure
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