Beyond Women's Care
OB/GYNs & Advanced Cosmetic Providers located in Rochester Hills, MI
Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized health care, and especially women’s health. This advanced approach is available from the caring and experienced team at Beyond Women's Care in Rochester Hills, Michigan. If you’d like to learn more about laparoscopic procedures and whether they are right for you, contact the office online or by phone to set up a visit.
Laparoscopic Surgery Q&A
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is a type of surgical procedure that uses very slim surgical instruments and small incisions to gain access to internal tissues. Laparoscopic procedures can be used for both diagnostic purposes and to treat various conditions.
These procedures are considered minimally invasive because they do not alter nearly as much tissue as traditional open surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery has quickly become the preferred method for many surgical procedures that once required a large incision and longer process.
What kinds of procedures can be performed using laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery can be used to perform many gynecological treatments. Although there are cases in which an open surgery remains the best available option, minimally invasive surgery is possible and preferable in most cases.
Some of the procedures that can be performed using laparoscopic surgery include:
- Endometriosis treatment
- Ovarian cyst removal
- Tubal ligation
- Infertility treatments
Laparoscopic surgery can also be performed to gather tissue for biopsy or to stage gynecologic cancers.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
There are many reasons why you and your doctor might choose laparoscopic surgery. Some of the benefits include:
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced bleeding
- Quicker healing times
- Fewer post-procedure restrictions
- Faster surgical time
- Less time spent in the hospital
- Possibility of less internal scarring
As compared with traditional open surgical procedures, laparoscopic surgery often offers numerous clear advantages.
How should I prepare for laparoscopic surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, you can take steps to prepare for your laparoscopic procedure. A bit of advance preparation can help ensure your procedure goes well and can also ease your recovery.
It’s important to share the full details of your health history with your OB/GYN team. This includes conditions for which you’ve been treated, as well as any medications and supplements you’re currently taking.
Depending on the type of procedure you’re having, it may make sense to ask a friend or family member to drive you home afterward. Having someone with you for a few hours after your procedure ensures you will be comfortable and that any last-minute needs can be addressed as you begin the healing process.
If you have additional questions about laparoscopic surgery, call the office, or set up a visit online.
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