Surgery of any kind can leave you feeling nervous and anxious. Thanks to advances in medicine, many common gynecological procedures can be performed using laparoscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive approach. At NA OB/GYN, in New Albany and Holly Springs, Mississippi, the skilled team includes experts in laparoscopic surgery. For a consultation, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach that uses small incisions to perform various procedures. The technique utilizes a laparoscope, which is a small surgical camera that is inserted into your abdominal area and serves as the eyes for your surgeon.
Additional small incisions are then made to insert surgical tools to perform the necessary procedure.
Laparoscopic surgery is used to perform many procedures. Some of the most common gynecological procedures done using laparoscopic surgery include:
The OB/GYN team at NA OB/GYN may also use laparoscopic surgery as a diagnostic tool to rule out or confirm gynecological conditions such as endometriosis or ectopic pregnancy.
During the diagnostic procedure, your specialist may also be able to perform any necessary surgical procedure to relieve your symptoms or improve your health.
Laparoscopic surgery offers women many benefits. Traditional gynecological surgery requires a large incision in the abdomen that may take weeks to heal. With laparoscopic surgery, the recovery time is usually significantly less.
You may also experience less pain and fewer scars. The experienced team at NA OB/GYN prefer laparoscopic surgery because it also tends to be less risky than traditional surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery may be less invasive than traditional surgery, but to ease any discomfort, the procedure is performed under anesthesia.
During your procedure, your specialist begins by first making a small incision for insertion of the laparoscope. Your abdominal area is then filled with gas to improve the visibility of your organs.
Then, additional incisions are made to insert the surgical instruments, and your specialist performs the necessary procedure. The camera and surgical tools are then removed, and your surgical specialist sutures your incisions.
Depending on the type of surgery performed, you may be able to go home the same day.
Recovery time varies depending on the surgical procedure performed, but you can expect some pain and fatigue following your laparoscopic surgery. Your provider at NA OB/GYN provides specific instructions on what to expect so you know how to prepare.
Advances in surgical procedures are benefitting women. To learn more about laparoscopic surgery, call NA OB/GYN today or request an appointment online.