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LAPAROSCOPIC CENTER OF COSTA RICA

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Laparoscopic or minimally-invasive surgery is a highly efficient alternative to surgical procedures encompassing weight-loss, inguinal hernias, surgical oncology, appendicitis and gynecological procedures, among others.

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Unlike traditional surgery involving a single large abdominal incision, minimally-invasive or laparoscopic surgery are characterized by making small incisions, through which surgical instruments and a fiber-optic camera are utilized while the patient is under the effect of general anesthesia. This way, the surgeon can observe the images and perform the same surgical procedures as in traditional surgery, but with smaller incisions.

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The advantages of this procedure over traditional surgery are countless. Besides that in a laparoscopy incisions are rendered practically invisible, the recovery time and risk of infection is significantly reduced. This translates to lower costs, by drastically reducing the hospitalization time of the patient.

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All surgeries pose a risk, and laparoscopic surgery is no exception. Nevertheless, laparoscopic surgery has less risks compared to most other surgeries.

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Each case is different, depending on the patient's characteristics and whether or not there are post-operative complications or personal conditions that may affect the duration of recovery. Normally, laparoscopies are considered ambulatory and the patient remains in the hospital for only one night.

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Each case is different, but generally between 2 to 6 weeks. Patients must follow a strict set of medical instructions in order to make a smooth transition back into the normal pace of life.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • Weight Lost: 114 pounds

    “...Today, I am a new woman. I have a completely normal life, and I even enjoy exercising, something that used to be a torture for me because I would get tired-out quickly due to my weight...”

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    Fabiola Cordero Pochet
  • Weight Lost: 125 pounds

    “... I have tons of energy to enjoy my life, I have even started surfing again! I am 35 years old and people regularly think I am ten years younger, it is wonderful...”

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    Heather Hinton
  • Weight Lost: 81 pounds

    “...My life has changed completely. I have learned to live and to eat, and my outlook on each day has positively changed by 200%. I can dream now, and I know I will live a lot longer..."

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    Alexandra Orozco

Weight Lost: 72 pounds

"...l know that God works through your hands. Like l always say, God is loyal and this is forever! ..."

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Joselyn Hernadez

Weight Lost: 105 pounds

"The most important things you'll accomplish in life, are those that require you to grow in order to achieve them..."

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Laparoscopic Center of Costa Rica

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