At General & Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York, LLP, we understand that people going in for surgery will have a large number of questions, no matter the type of procedure. We are happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that the patient may have. Since laparoscopic surgery requires a specialist, we have the knowledge and expertise to complete it without issue.
We can use laparoscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions that patients experience. While surgery is effective, it is important to note that surgery may not be the only treatment the condition needs. In fact, following the surgery, there may be other treatment methods that the patient needs to continue in order to fully recover.
Pain that results from issues with the stomach, internal organs or a hernia, may not be as easily identifiable as other conditions. It is more common than some people think for an urgent care to misdiagnose a hernia, mistaking it for some other condition. Thus, the individual will not receive the necessary treatment, allow the symptoms to worsen and increase the chance for greater health risks.
At General & Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York LLP, we have the skills and expertise to perform the necessary surgical procedure for the patient. No matter the type of procedure, we can break down the complex process so that the patient and any loved ones understand what is going to happen. Here are a few common questions that we answer on a regular basis.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is when we perform the surgery through a small incision no more than about 1 to 1.5 cm in size.
How long do laparoscopic surgery or other surgical procedures typically take?
The length of the surgery, general or laparoscopic, will depend entirely on the type of procedure and the condition of the patient’s health. Some procedures will only take an hour to complete, with a few hours to prepare the patient beforehand and a few hours after to ensure that everything went well.
What is the cost?
The cost will vary per procedure and the type of insurance a patient has. We will go over all of these factors during a consultation and estimate the cost if necessary. In cases of emergency, we may not have the time to go over these factors before the procedure.
What is the typical process for a surgery?
Depending on how painful the condition is and the time, at which we see the patient, we will conduct an examination. In some cases, the patient may have a separate doctor diagnose the possible condition and visit us for the treatment procedure. We will review the patient’s medical history and the current condition of the patient.
With that information, we will then determine the best treatment option. We will then go over the process with the patient and schedule an appointment if necessary. In the case of an emergency, we may come in to help perform the surgery instead of going over these steps since we do not have the time. Following the procedure, the patient will go into any recovery and most likely return home a few hours or days after the procedure.
When will I be able to return home after a laparoscopic surgery?
In many cases, the patient will be able to return home an hour to a few hours after the procedure. It will depend on the patient’s condition, the length of time it takes for the anesthetic to wear off and the type of procedure. In other cases, especially if the situation was an emergency, then the patient may need to remain under surveillance at the hospital for a day or two.
What are your operating hours
Our operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Are there any risks to any form of laparoscopic surgery?
As with any surgery, there may be some risks. However, the risks and pain from not seeking surgery can are much greater. By seeking our services at General & Laparoscopic Surgeons of New York LLP, you are seeking surgical treatment from trained specialists who have years of experience and skills for these procedures.
What is a hernia?
A hernia is an opening anywhere in the body that occurs when an organ or tissue begins to slip through the surrounding muscle and bulges outward. Hernias can range in size, placement on the body and levels of pain a patient experiences. Patients, who seek treatment from an urgent care for a hernia, may not receive the proper diagnosis. We recommend visiting our practice to receive treatment from skilled professionals who have years of experience in this medical field.
When is the best time to seek treatment?
The best time to seek treatment is before the symptoms worsen. However, it can be hard for patients to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain, especially with hernias. In many cases, patients will wait far too long and allow the pain to become so bad that they end up in the hospital before receiving treatment.