Complications after laparoscopic surgery are rare. Most people recover quickly and resume their normal activities without problems. However, the risk of infection or other problems exists as with any kind of surgery.
- There may be some soreness near the incisions, especially when twisting or stretching the body.
- If a breathing tube was used for the surgery, patients may have a mild sore throat.
- There may be discomfort in the abdomen, upper chest, shoulders, and neck area due to the carbon dioxide used to inflate the abdomen, but this disappears quickly.