What it is
A Laparoscopy is best described as a procedure where a light thin instrument with a camera is inserted, through a small incision made near the navel, that allows visualization that would normally require larger incisions.
• Check for and/or remove abnormal growths (such as tumors) in the belly or pelvis.
• Check for and/or treat conditions such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy,
or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
• Diagnose conditions that possible make it difficult for women to become pregnant.
These conditions include fibroids, cysts, adhesions, and infection. Laparoscopy may
be done if initial infertility tests do not show the cause for the infertility
• Check for cancer in other areas of the body that has spread to the belly
• Check for damage to internal organs, such as the spleen, after accident or injury
• Do a tubal ligation (permanent birth control)
• Fix a hiatal hernia or an inguinal hernia
• Removal of organs, such as the uterus, spleen, gallbladder
(laparoscopic cholecystectomy), ovaries, or appendix (appendectomy)
• Partial removal (resection) of the colon
• Finding cause of sudden or ongoing pelvic pain
Recovery from small laparoscopic incisions is more rapid. Patients are typically discharged the same day of the surgery or at the most kept overnight for observation and then released the next day. The recovery time after a laparoscopic depends on the surgery.
Medical science has given you many choices when deciding the method for your procedures and laparoscopy helps make that procedure safer with quicker recovery. Give us a call or contact us today to discuss the most ideal method for you.
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