What is Laparotomy?

Category: Surgeries


A laparotomy is a surgical procedure involving a large incision through the abdominal wall to gain access into the abdominal cavity. This surgery is usually done on an exploratory basis. It is also known as celiotomy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ovarian cyst 4 1
Endometriosis 2 1
Abdominal pain 1 0
Benign adrenal tumor 1 0
Female infertility 1 0
Ovarian torsion 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Laparotomy

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Bladder problems 1


Stopped having Laparotomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Laparotomy.