Laparoscopies: Your Safety Matters as a Patient
When you go into surgery, you want to know that you’re going to come out without more damage done to your body. In most cases, you will be fine, but there are times when mistakes are made or negligence can be a concern.
As a patient, you sometimes have the option of the type of surgery you want. You might choose, for instance, a laparoscopy for removing an ovarian cyst, or you could have a full abdominal surgery if it’s too large to reach that way. You might opt for a laparoscopy due to the recovery time, but there is more you need to know.
While a laparoscopic surgery is lauded as one of the safest surgical procedures due to small incisions and a faster recovery time, it does not come without risks. Surgeons performing these surgeries need to be prepared for the worst; complications tend to be serious in laparoscopic surgeries, and they need to be treated carefully.
For patients, many will file lawsuits claiming there was a lack of training, and that might be the case if a surgeon makes a very basis error when performing the surgery. For instance, failing to stitch the patient correctly or choosing to close a wound that has not been sanitized correctly could both be novice mistakes.
Your medical provider should be able to recognize complications following surgery as soon as the signs appear. If you’re struggling to recover from anesthesia, have a high fever or have failing vital signs, your surgeon should be attending to your needs. Infection, pain and other issues should also be treated as and when needed.
Our website has more information on what to do if you’ve been a victim of malpractice. You deserve to have your voice heard and your health taken care of by professionals who care about you.