Speedy recovery after laparoscopic surgery is important, especially in busy cosmopolitan areas like Los Angeles County where life stops for nobody. Are you a busy career woman who has to juggle between your family life and professional life? Are you a single parent who’s always on-the-go with no time to eat? Are you considering postponing an important surgery because you’re afraid it will slow you down? Women tend to kick self-care to the curb, but if your doctor has highly recommended laparoscopy for you to prevent bigger health problems in the future, don’t delay! A-1 Home Care provides quality after-surgery care for busy people like you so you can get a speedy recovery and get back on track. A-1 Home Care will be your extended arms and legs to take care of you and your family so you can recover as soon as possible.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
In laparoscopic surgery, surgeons use a “minimally invasive” technique to perform surgery on patients who have gynecological and gall bladder problems. Tiny incisions about 0.5 to 1 centimeter wide are made in abdomen, and the procedure is performed with specialized instruments and a camera inserted through a medical device. The camera displays images of the patient’s inner abdominal cavity on video monitors to enable surgeons to operate on their patient.
Common Uses for Laparoscopy
A doctor would recommend this type of special surgery for patients who suffer from chronic pelvic pain, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, infertility, and endometriosis. This minimally invasive operation is good for small tumors or minor procedures, and it typically takes less than two hours. Recovery time after laparoscopic surgery is very short, and most women can return to work or normal activities in less than a month after the surgery date.
Driving is not allowed for 48 hours after laparoscopy. A friend, family member, caregiver, post-surgery care provider or companion must be present at the surgery site to take you home. A-1 Home Care provides pick-up and drop-off services if you are flying from out-of-town or if your friends and family have to be at work.
Within 24 hours after surgery, doctors highly recommend rest and limited physical activity. If you are on narcotic pain medication, your physical activities will be limited even after the initial 24-hour period. You should not take part in sports, operate a moving vehicle, or use heavy equipment. Refrain from bathing or showering for two days after the surgery. A home care provider can assist you with transportation to after-care appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, or social visits.
A-1 Home Care After-Surgery Support
Post-surgery care is important in long-term healing, and you can use all the assistance you can get from A-1 Home Care. From meal planning and preparation to assistance with house chores and transportation, we provide quality care through our pre-screened caregivers, certified nurse assistants (C.N.A.s), home health aides, post-surgery care providers, and companions! We are flexible with your scheduling needs and will stay as long as you need us.
For a free consultation, call A-1 Home Care today (877) 929- 8499 or visit us online a-1homecare.com for more information on post-surgery care. We service all of Los Angeles County, covering a wide geographic range from Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Hollywood and Burbank to Whittier, Downey, Pico Rivera, and Covina.