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Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer

Posted On: 07-22-2015
Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer

What is Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer?

During laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer, a perforated ulcer in the lining of the duodenum is closed. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small incisions.

Also Known As:

·         Ulcer repair

·         Laparoscopic Graham patch repair of perforated duodenal ulcer

·         Laparoscopic surgery

Conditions Treated with Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer:

Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer may be performed in cases of peritonitis.

Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Dudoenal Ulcer by OrangeCountySurgeons

Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer. As a surgical alternative, the ulcer may be repaired by laparotomy.

Anesthesia with Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer:

Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer:                

Possible risks following laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer:

The prognosis for a positive end result following laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer is good.

Recovery from Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer:

Total recovery from laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer takes three to four weeks.

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