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My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital
Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)
Overall I had a good experience.
I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much
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Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure performed to diagnose or examine the organs inside the abdomen. It is minimally invasive, low risk, and requires small incisions. The procedure allows doctors to see inside the patient’s body without open surgery. Doctors can also obtain biopsy samples during a diagnostic laparoscopy.
Laparoscopy is normally performed under general anesthetic, meaning you will be asleep and will not feel any pain. Your surgeon makes a small incision on your abdomen to insert a cannula, which is a small tube used to inflate your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. The gas allows your surgeon to see your abdominal organs clearly. Then, your surgeon inserts the laparoscope – a flexible tube with a light and a tiny camera attached to its end. The laparoscope allows your doctor to see your organ in real-time.
Laparoscopy is usually done as an outpatient procedure, which means you can leave the hospital a few hours after the procedure. In some cases, you will need to stay in the hospital overnight and to stay in the South Africa for at least three days after the procedure.
During the first few days, you will feel some discomfort and pain. However, you may be able to return to all your normal activities 5 days after the procedure.
As soon as you can, begin light activity to reduce the risk of blood clots, but avoid strenuous exercises. You may also need to get more sleep than you normally would do. Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your diet and caring for the wounds. You will have a follow-up appointment with your local doctor to go over the result.
Diagnostic laparoscopy has a high success rate, ranging between 90% to 100%. The side effects and risks include bleeding, damage to organs, and infection, but that is very rare.
In many cases, you can undergo non-invasive methods to diagnose your abdominal problems. These non-invasive methods include ultrasound, MRI scan, and CT scan. However, when all of these tests do not provide enough information, your alternative is to undergo exploratory laparotomy, which is an open surgery that carries a higher risk than diagnostic laparoscopy.
Diagnostic laparoscopy provides information about your abdominal problems. Therefore, after a diagnostic laparoscopy, you will know what is causing your abdominal pain, and your doctor can take further steps to treat your condition.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 05/03/2023.