A laparotomy is abdominal surgery that requires a large incision to the abdomen. Because of the extensiveness of the surgery, it results in a longer recovery and healing time.
In years prior, this was the only surgical option for the surgeries performed by Dr. Jeyalingam. Fortunately, new technology has revolutionized the way most gynecologic surgeries are performed. Instead of a large scar and long recovery period, there are minimally invasive options, with tiny scars and a reduced recovery and healing period post operatively.
Are Laparotomies Still Performed?
Yes, there are situations that may require Dr. Jeyalingam to resort to a laparotomy. This could happen in cases of advanced cancer growth or when laparoscopic techniques are not appropriate to treat the condition. Dr. Jeyalingam will advise you on which surgical approach is best for you.