I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
I had laproscopically done. But I have 7 incesions because of old scar tissue. My Dr try's really hard not to do the open. I know the open is harder to recover from but 7 holes ranging fron 1/3 inch to about 4 1/2 inches isn't to easy. But getting better every day. I'm 10 days post op..
Definitely go Laproscopic! I have 7 holes...not sure why except my surgeon checked on old hernia and repaired it for me! My biggest incision is about an inch long. The others are about a half an inch. I guess I'm lucky!.
I was in pain for about 2 weeks. I don't have any now.....a twinge or two if I do too much..
This recovery was definitely easier than a hip bone to hip bone c-section!..
They started mine laparascopic but had to open due to excessive scar tissue. But laparascopic is obviously the way to go. Mininally invasive and a 2 week recovery time as opposed to 6 weeks. There are a lot of variables your surgeon will consider before deciding which to do open or laparascopic. He will know what's best for your situation...
What you have is determined by what your surgeon practices and of and your particular physiology. There is a whole group of surgeons out of one hospital system here of which only one operates laproscopically. Some folks are limited by insurance to COEs or HMOs and therefore have limited choice. Laproscopy, although less invasive, cannot be performed on everyone. Prohibitive factors include gut size, previous abdominal surgeries, and excessively fatty liver. There is also a chance any laproscopic procedure may be converted to open if circumstances in the OR warrant it.
, assess your options with your surgeon, and get a second opinion if necessary. Well armed with information, you will surely make the best choice for yourself and be confident in it...
I asked my doctor which would be best for me. He felt that the "open".
Would be best for me because I have a mild congenital heart anomaly and the "open".
Talk with your doctor. There may be some medical reason for choosing one type of.
Mine was laproscopic as well. I too have 7 extremely tiny incisions across my belly. I haven't run across too many people that have had open surgeries unless there is some sort of complication. Nowadays the surgeons are doing the laps more frequently...
Hey Granny, Mine was laproscopic as well. I have 5 small holes in my stomach. I now have 10 small holes in my stomach because several years ago I had my gall bladder removed. My doctor was going to try to use the same holes but it turns out that I had a hernia that had to be removed during the.
But please speak with your surgeon on which method will be best for you. A successful.
Is the only concern. So talk to him but they are doing more laproscopics more often now. Good luck..
I had mine done laproscopically too. I also look like a bar fight victim, with 6 very small incisions that look like stab wounds, LOL...
I had laproscopic with 5 tiny incisions. Besides what everyone is saying, one this I wish I knew before laproscopic was the GAS! The inflate you up with gas so they can see what they're doing, and to me THAT was the most painful part. The gas escapes eventually but for several days I had pain all the way up to my shoulders from the gas!.
However, I say it was worth it compared to the healing time and pain for the open.
I have a 1 year old son and I don't have 6 weeks or so to rest. I shopped around interviewing several surgeons, and what I've found was generally the elder, more health restricted patients tend to get open.
, where as the younger ones with less health problems get laproscopic. This isnt written in stone at all, it's just what I've learned from.
To these doctors..
You find whats right for you! Good luck and God bless!..
I haven't seen too many people say which way their.
Was done. Do most have laproscopic or is the regular abdominal more popular?..
I had mine done lapro in India. I have 5 small scars...
I am 11 days out from lapro..
The greatest pain is the pain from gas. But the key like everyone is saying is to walk and move around as much as you can. The open.
Is much longer in operation as well as the recovery time. Oh yeah, I have 5 very small cuts..
I had the open procedure. That's all my surgeon would do...
Mine was a laproscopic.
I didn't notice the gas!..
I went in to have my.
Done laproscopically but when my doctor went to staple my intestines to my stomach, they wouldn't hold so he had to open me up all of the way. I'm actually glad he did the open b/c he said he went in and checked everything and made it nice and tight...
Was open. I have a scar from my breast bone to my belly button. It was only supposed to be half as long but during.
Doc couldnt get my intestines to reach my stomach so he had to cut further in order to reach my intestines and pull them up...
I had lap Roux en Y...my stomach is tanned right now..you cannot even see my small incisions..
Hello Granny... Iam Gramy..known by all of our Grandkids..13 of them, and also 2 greats, and another great on the way.. Iam 72..had the Laproscopic..5 tiny cuts.. I didn't have problems with the gas at all, I was.
The halls; guess that solved the problem of gas pains? I healed very, very quickly... I Hs ir sonw on Dec. 3rd-08..and I've lost 132 Lbs., so far! Iam soooo glad that I had this procedure done!!.
Ask God to help you to do what you need to be doing, before and after the.
... and you will be all okay! It certainly is an adventure.. a journey for the rest of our lives. YOU CAN DO IT... talk to your surgeon....