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Dr. Safali

Pediatrician, Mumbai

600 at clinic
Dr. Safali Pediatrician, Mumbai
600 at clinic
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Dr. Safali is one of the best Pediatricians in Malad West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at The Children Nursing Home in Malad West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Safali and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Know All About Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Know All About Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Q1. What exactly is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is an alternative to 'Open' surgery wherein the abdomen is opened by tiny 'key hole' incisions and surgery is done. 'Scopy' means the use of an endoscope or telescope to see inside the abdomen. This is attached to a camera and a light source and the inside of the abdomen is projected on to a monitor. The surgeon performs surgery looking at this screen. The surgeon makes a total of 2-4 small cuts on the abdomen ranging from half to 1 cm through which the telescope and other thin surgical instruments are passed into the abdomen. When the uterus is removed , known as hysterectomy, there is also a cut at the top of the vagina where the uterus is attached.

Q2. What kind of gynaecological surgeries can be performed by Laparoscopy?

Most surgeries done in gynaecology can now be performed by Laparoscopy and do not require the large incision as for open surgery. Laparoscopy can be done sometimes only for diagnosis and is called Diagnostic Laparoscopy, as in checking whether the tubes are open or not and to look for any causes of infertility or pain outside the uterus. In women who are unable to conceive, Diagnostic Laparoscopy is often combined with Hysteroscopy (endoscope inside the uterus, inserted from below, via the vagina). When laparoscopy is done to perform some surgical procedure inside the abdomen it is called Operative Laparoscopy. This may be for simple procedures like sterilization, minor adhesions, drilling ovaries; or for intermediate or major reasons like fibroids, endometriosis, removal of ovaries or tubes or both or removal of uterus, for staging of cancers or radical surgeries for cancer. However, about 5% of all surgeries including those for cancer or very large tumours may benefit from open surgery.

Q3. Why does an expert surgeon recommend Laparoscopy over Open Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery has many advantages above open surgery: the incisions are much smaller (open surgery incisions are 8-10 cms long), therefore pain is much less; requirement for pain killers (which can have side-effects like sleepiness, impaired judgement) is lesser; hospital stay is shorter; complications fewer; requirement for blood transfusions infrequent; recovery in terms of physical, emotional and mental state is much better and quicker; return to work is faster with consequent lesser loss of working and earning days. Surgery with laparoscope is more precise because it is magnified view. Further vision is much better because it's like having your eye behind the structure because you can see with the telescope at places where the surgeon's eye cannot reach.

Q4. If the cuts on the abdomen are so small in Laparoscopic surgery, how do you remove the uterus or a large tumour from inside the abdomen?

Quite often if the tumour is not malignant and contains fluid, it is punctured to collapse it into a smaller size. If it is solid, it can be cut into smaller pieces inside the abdomen using a special instrument. The collapsed or cut structures can be removed gently through the 1 cm cut on the abdomen which may be increased a bit if required. After hysterectomy, the uterus can be removed easily from below, through the vagina.

Q5. Will there be much pain or discomfort after Laparoscopic Surgery?

There may be some pain and discomfort in lower abdomen for one day to few days after Laparoscopic surgery but this is much less as compared to open surgery because the incisions on the abdomen are much smaller and there is much less tissue handling inside the abdomen by fine instruments instead of rough, big, gloved hands which can cause tissue injury in open surgery. There may be some pain in the shoulder following laparoscopy. This is not serious and is due to the gas used in the surgery to make space for instruments.

Q6. When can I be discharged from hospital?

Following Diagnostic Laparoscopy or with simple Operative Laparoscopy you can expect to be discharged from hospital latest by the morning after surgery. In most other cases of intermediate or even major surgery, discharge is generally 1-2 days following the surgery unless there is some health issues prior to the surgery or any complication during the surgery. The complication rates for Laparoscopic surgery are not more than for open surgery and depend upon patient factors like anaemia, diabetes, obesity and skill of the surgeon.

Q7. When can I perform routine household activities or return to work after Laparoscopic Surgery?

Recovery after surgery depends upon many factors: presence of health problems before surgery; why the surgery is required; what surgery is being done; problems or complications of surgery, anaesthesia or blood transfusions. If all is well, one can perform routine household activities by 1 week, provided one doesn't feel tired. Although there may not be any harm, it may be unwise to be normally active within 48 hours of procedure. Following Diagnostic Laparoscopy or Operative Laparoscopy for simple procedures, one can return to work in 1 week. For other procedures, a 2-3 week off from work is reasonable. It depends on the type of work you are returning to. Avoid too rapid return to work if it is manually hard or requires standing for long durations of time. Sometimes a surgical procedure brings on a well needed rest and break from a lifetime of work. Mostly, when you return to work depends upon your own body and its signals of tiredness. You need to listen to those signals.

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Can you suggest twin delivery mother caring tips. Looks milk is not producing enough. Can we use milk powder to babies. If yes. What are they?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Can you suggest twin delivery mother caring tips. Looks milk is not producing enough. Can we use milk powder to babie...
There is nothing special care for tweens except mother has to feed look after two babies in similar way. Milk shall be sufficient for both babies. Give good balanced nurishing diet to mother.
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What medicines should be given to my baby she is 5 months old kid she is having cold and she is very thin.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What medicines should be given to my baby she is 5 months old kid she is having cold and she is very thin.
breast feed the child 20 min.on both breast everu 4..5 hrs intetval and add thin porige of cereals you eat twice a day app 1/2 cup. cold doesn't need any trt in very young child.
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My son two and half year old. Good weight and height. But in this age he have dark circle around eyes. I also have dark circle from my childhood. Let me y this coming and way to cure.

American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
My son two and half year old. Good weight and height. But in this age he have dark circle around eyes. I also have da...
Thank you for your query. Your son is too small to start with any treatment for dark circles. If he takes proper diet and there is no underlying medical condition then there is nothing to worry about. All the best.
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Bacho ke Diaper badalte samay, Kyon jaroori hai Saavdhani

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Bacho ke Diaper badalte samay, Kyon jaroori hai Saavdhani

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Hi doc, my son is 5 months old. I am giving both breastfeeding and bottle for him. Once I started with formula his poo changed from yellow to green colour and it's smelling awful. But he seems to be fine. M giving nan pro 1. Is he fine? Or I need to change another brand.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
The rule of thumb is exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age. Bottle feeding at any age is more harmful to health.
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My son have a bad habit. He is 5 years. Wo apni finger, nose m dalkr. Apny mouth m dalta hai. Pehle y problem nhi thi. Kuch time s krny Kya hai. Kya kuch help mil skti hai. Kya iski koi medicine available hai. Please help me.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
It is a behaviour disorder and self limiting. Behavour modification and positive reinforcement by award is important by proper counseling and communication. There is nothing to worry about. DO NOT SCOLD THE CHILD. TALK TO HIM REGARDING HEALTH HAZARDS AND AWARD HIM FOR COMPLIANCE. BEST WISHES
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My daughter 15 months old ,she could not eat a food only drink a mother milk. Previous months taking food is good but now not eat ,fruits not to taken now she weight 9.2 kg.daily hungry tonic drink. What happen not eat food please suggest on this.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My daughter 15 months old ,she could not eat a food only drink a mother milk. Previous months taking food is good but...
Hello, You have to keep trying making new foods for her,as kids get bored of eating same food. There is no need of any tonic,things will gradually improve.
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Me and my 3 yrs daughter are having cold and cough from more than 2 weeks.. Tried medicines given by doctors. For both of us. Still the situation is the same started pain in ears also with sore throat. i am sure my daughter is also in uncomfortable time. Can any 1 help us both.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Me and my 3 yrs daughter are having cold and cough from more than 2 weeks.. Tried medicines given by doctors. For bot...
Hello, both of you take homoeopathic medicines - schwabe's alpha-cf and biocombination-6, both thrice a day for 4-5days. Avoid rough use of voice. Avoid cold food/ drinks. Avoid sitting long hours in a/c rooms.
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I want to know about tubercolotitis media, how it can be diagnose and how it can be cured, and also I want to know about it symptoms.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
By blood test , sputum AFB test it can be diagnosed. It can be treated by meditation from a TB center in a Govt hospital . Symptoms re fever, cough more than two seeks and tiredness
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My baby having rashes and red spot. Is dis diaper rashes? I tries onabet cream, velbet cream, rashfree, zincovite syrup, thn to its hapng what to do?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby having rashes and red spot. Is dis diaper rashes? I tries onabet cream, velbet cream, rashfree, zincovite syr...
Yes, if it is in diaper area. Avoid diaper, clean the area with water. Mop it dry, don't rub it with clothes. Apply rashfree or siloderm ointment twice daily for 4-5 days.
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My baby tended to look to the left and her head has become flat on left. Now she only wants to sleep on his right side and cries while I sleep her on her back. She is also uncomfortable in lap. Will it cause problems for her when she grows up. If yes what to do to correct the problem.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby tended to look to the left and her head has become flat on left. Now she only wants to sleep on his right sid...
Let the baby sleep which ever way she is comfortable. Need not force to sleep in a particular position. It won't effect in any way later on. The shape of the head will also get corrected by itself as the baby grows.
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I have 1 year old child, he is under weight near about 2 kg from standards ,all other things are normal. Please suggest.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have 1 year old child, he is under weight near about 2 kg from standards ,all other things are normal. Please suggest.
Then start taking naturamore for kids powder 1 spoon daily in warm milk in morning and evening for 1 month. This will definitely give you results. As the Powder is just a supplement containing proteins, vitamins, minerals and all which help you in gaining weight. You will get result 110%. Take care.
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I have 6 month old baby. He has 100 fever. I gave him liquid crocin. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 6 month old baby. He has 100 fever. I gave him liquid crocin. Please suggest.
hi Jaya usually fever is considered when body temp rises more than 100.6 F so no need to give crocine before that but if fever is above it than the cause of fever must be evaluated and than should be effectively treated.but in all cased baby must be active playful and feeding well ,
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My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling N present he don't have any pain.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling
N present he don'...
Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful. Please make him brush twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain his oral hygiene.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MD-Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Bikaner
In children refusal to feed is considered as a warning sign. What are her other complaints besides fever. Try to bring down fever with paracetamol drops which will help reduce temperature and throat pain (which could be the reason for his refusal to eat). Secondly consult a pediatrician and start antibiotics if required.
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Tooth Sensitivity

Post Graduate Fellowship In Micro Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
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