When necessary, additional trocars and instruments can be used to perform operative laparoscopy. Many operations can be performed laparascopically which minimizes the patients recovery time. Cystectomies, myomectomies, and lysis of adhesions are but a few examples of the many procedures possible.
Recovery is often very rapid. Patients will have 2-4 incisions each less than 1/2 inch in length that usually heal without difficulty. Most patients are able to resume full activities within 2-3 days after laparoscopy. Some of the things patients may notice are a sore throat, abdominal discomfort, and shoulder pain. The shoulder pain is a result of the gas in the abdomen and a referred sensation to the shoulder.