Complete Healthcare for Women
OB/GYNs located in Loxahatchee, FL
Laparoscopic surgery is a minor surgery for ovarian cyst removal, permanent birth control, endometriosis, hysterectomy, and other serious conditions. The highly skilled OB/GYN team at Complete Healthcare for Women in Wellington, Florida, offers laparoscopic surgery because it’s less invasive and offers a shorter and easier recovery compared to traditional open surgery. Use online scheduling anytime or call the office to book your appointment today.
Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive option for many gynecological needs. With traditional surgery, commonly called an open surgery, you have large incisions. With laparoscopic surgery, incisions are typically less than a half-inch each.
During laparoscopic surgery, your Complete Healthcare for Women OB/GYN inserts a tool, the laparoscope, into an incision in your abdomen. The laparoscope includes a light source as well as a tiny camera, which sends images to a nearby monitor where your OB/GYN sees them in detail.
What conditions does laparoscopy diagnose?
Laparoscopy can be either a surgery or a diagnostic procedure, depending on your needs. Your OB/GYN may perform a laparoscopy to find the cause of pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or infertility. After a laparoscopic procedure, your Complete Healthcare for Women OB/GYN can often diagnose conditions like endometriosis, scar tissue buildup, or uterine fibroids.
What conditions does laparoscopic surgery treat?
Some of the most common reasons for laparoscopic surgery include:
- Ovarian cyst removal
- Endometriosis removal
- Tubal sterilization
- Ectopic pregnancy treatment
In some cases, your OB/GYN may perform laparoscopic surgery immediately after diagnosing the problem. For example, if your Complete Healthcare for Women OB/GYN suspects endometriosis, she can immediately remove the endometrial growth if needed.
What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery has several significant advantages over open surgery, including:
- Minimal bleeding
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Shorter surgery time
There’s also the precision factor. Because your OB/GYN has a highly detailed, up-close view of the surgical area the entire time, she can be extremely precise to get the exact surgical outcome you need.
What is recovery like after my laparoscopic surgery?
Recovery varies by procedure. For minor procedures, you may need as little as a day or two of downtime. For more complex surgeries like hysterectomy, recovery is around one to two weeks.
Most patients find laparoscopic surgery recovery to be smooth and simple. If you follow your Complete Healthcare for Women OB/GYN’s guidelines, you can have a very comfortable and rapid recovery.
Ready to learn more about laparoscopic surgery? Book your appointment by calling Complete Healthcare for Women or clicking online scheduling now.