Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows you to get the surgery you need with tiny incisions that cause less pain and bleeding and let you recover faster. At Midwest Women Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ltd in Downers Grove, Illinois, the board-certified physicians have extensive training and experience performing laparoscopy to treat many gynecologic problems. To learn more about laparoscopy or to schedule an appointment, call the office or connect online today.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat problems with your pelvic organs. During the process, your provider carefully examines the organ, determines the cause of your symptoms, and performs surgery to treat the problem.
The procedure is minimally invasive because your provider makes tiny incisions, typically less than one inch long. Then they use advanced instruments that easily fit through the narrow opening.
The key instrument, a laparoscope, holds a video camera and lighting. The camera sends a magnified view of the tissues inside your body to a monitor.
After using the images to diagnose the problem, your provider treats the condition by inserting long, slender surgical tools through the scope or additional incisions.
Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd has extensive experience performing laparoscopies using today’s most advanced robotic technology, the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Your provider controls the da Vinci system’s robotic components. This allows them to perform more precise surgery because the robotic components have a range of motion and fine movement that exceed human hands.
The robotic arms are also smaller than hands, allowing them to access tight areas while causing little to no damage to the surrounding tissues.
The team often performs laparoscopies to treat problems such as:
They may treat some gynecologic cancers with a laparoscopic procedure.
Your provider can do most gynecologic surgeries with a laparoscopic procedure. They frequently perform procedures such as:
Your provider can do everything from simple biopsies to complex reconstructive surgery during a laparoscopy.
Small incisions cause less trauma than open incisions. That means you have:
Your provider may do some procedures on an outpatient basis. If you need to stay in the hospital, you’ll spend significantly less time compared to open surgery.
If you have questions about laparoscopy, call Midwest Women OB/GYN Ltd or book online today.