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Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Diagnostic Laparoscopy.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.

6 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. Carolina Lopez Valles

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Guadalupe Machado Leon

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

Listed gynecologists:

Dr. Efraín Martínez Jr. Delgado

Obstetrics Gynecology
Biology of Human Reproduction

Dr. Servando Zarate

Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro

Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.

10 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba Castellon, MD

Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist

Dr. Efrain Pérez Peña, MD

Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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About Diagnostic Laparoscopy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Diagnostic Laparoscopy?
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which the patient’s abdomen and pelvis can be viewed and examined.

During a diagnostic laparoscopy, the cause of abdominal and pelvic pain is diagnosed. Medical ailments and conditions such as appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, cholecystitis etc. are detected during a diagnostic laparoscopy. It is most often used in the examination of female reproductive organs.

Diagnostic laparoscopy is performed when diagnostic examinations using ultrasound or X-ray are unable to diagnose an ailment or medical condition.

How is Diagnostic Laparoscopy Performed?

  • A small incision is made in the patient’s abdomen below the navel.
  • A needle is inserted into the incision area and gas is passed into the abdominal cavity to create space in the abdomen for a better view and workspace for the surgeon.
  • Then a laparoscope, which is an endoscopic tube with a tiny camera attached to it, is inserted through the incision.
  • Using the laparoscope, the patient’s abdomen and pelvic regions can be viewed.
  • Additional incisions may also be made to insert surgical tools if required.
  • In a diagnostic laparoscopy in relation to gynecology, the surgeon may use some dye which is injected into the cervix that enables a better view of the fallopian tubes.
  • Once the diagnostic laparoscopy is completed, the laparoscope and other instruments are removed and the incisions are closed and covered with bandages.

How to Prepare for Diagnostic Laparoscopy?
  • The patient should abstain from smoking a few days before the surgery.
  • The patient should wear comfortable clothing and footwear on the day of the surgery to prevent a fall or injury due to drowsiness caused by anesthesia.
  • The patient’s clothing should be loose fitting as the patient is likely to experience abdominal cramping.
  • The patient should remove jewelry and other accessories before the surgery.

Days admitted : None. Diagnostic laparoscopy is usually done as an outpatient procedure and the patient can go home a few hours after the surgery.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the recovery room after the surgery. After a few hours of monitoring, the patient is moved to an outpatient surgery unit.
- Instructions will be given to the patient for recovery at home.
- Follow-up appointments with the doctor are scheduled before patient is discharged.
- The patient will not be able to drive for 24 hours after the surgery.
- Pain medication may be prescribed for surgical pain.
- The patient may have shoulder pain for a few days after the surgery.
- The patient’s urine may be green in color after the surgery.

Risks : Diagnostic laparoscopy involves certain complications and discomforts that include:
- Infection
- Organ puncture
- Bleeding
- Abdominal swelling
- Sore throat
- Nausea
- Abdominal cramp and discomfort

After care : - The patient should not drink alcohol or drive for 24 hours after the surgery.
- The patient may take a bath after the surgery.
- Surgical bandages may be removed the next day after the surgery.
- The patient may be able to return to work three days after the surgery.

The doctor should be informed if the following symptoms occur:
- Fever
- Swelling and infection at the incision area
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- More abdominal swelling
- Bleeding
- Chills
- Severe coughing and breathing difficulty
- Urinating problem
- Pain not relieved by medication.

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