An Introduction to Laparoscopy Surgery Complications
No surgery is completely free of risks. However, laparoscopy has been done for many years with good results and few complications or problems.
We will now talk about some of the minor and major complications that can happen during and after this surgery. This article doesn't cover all of the risks related to anesthesia. Your anesthesia care team can talk with you about these specific risks.
Possible Minor Complications From Laparoscopy
Minor laparoscopy complications can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Minor infections
- Minor bleeding
- Bruising or a collection of blood at the incision site
- Burns on the skin
- Abnormal or painful scar formation
- Allergic skin reaction to tape, dressings, or latex
- Delayed return of bowel and/or bladder function.
In most cases, minor problems are temporary, and your healthcare provider can take care of them easily.