Complications after this type of surgical procedure are uncommon.
However some complications are still possible:
- those related to the type of the procedure itself:
- Some are simple or low risk
- Some are more complex and advanced so with a higher risk for the patient
- or those related to the insertion of the trocar used to slide the operating instruments in the abdomen through the muscle wall
These are the most frequent complications a patient may encounter:
- Wounded bladder or uterus
- Digestive wound (intestine)
- Vascular wound (artery or vein vessels)
- Thermic burns of closely situated organs (caused by the electric current used for the coagulation)
- Hematoma located in the area of primary insertion of the surgical trocars
- Conversion to a laparotomy procedure (this is the need to enlarge the scar above the pubis, like a caesarian, to treat one of the above mentioned complications or to perform a planned procedure if it hasn’t been performed during the coelioscopy).
On the other hand complications and non-desirable effects related to imposed bed rest are minor as the patient recovers faster.