Surgery should never be taken lightly, by you or your doctor. At Pure OBGYN, the goal is to limit procedures, and when needed, an emphasis is placed on the use of minimally invasive procedures or laparoscopy. Trust your health to their team of OB/GYN specialists that provide individual attention, compassion, and consideration. Call or book an appointment online at Pure OBGYN’s Midtown East, Brooklyn, or Rego Park, New York, location today.
A laparoscopy is a type of surgery that uses tiny incisions and a special surgical camera, referred to as a laparoscope, to perform a procedure. A laparoscopy is also sometimes referred to as a minimally invasive procedure.
The team at Pure OBGYN prefers laparoscopic procedures to more invasive surgeries because of the benefits, which include:
The team at Pure OBGYN may recommend a laparoscopy to help diagnose or treat a variety of medical conditions.
Laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia, so you don’t feel any discomfort while the surgeon is looking at your organs or performing a procedure.
After the anesthesia, the surgical specialist at Pure OBGYN cuts a small incision in your abdomen. The site of the incision may vary depending on the reason you’re having a laparoscopy, but is usually under the navel.
Your abdomen is then filled with gas so the surgeon has a clearer view of your organs. The laparoscope is then inserted and a video image is transmitted to a screen.
The physician may make one or two more incisions to insert additional surgical instruments. A uterine manipulator may also be used, which is inserted through your vagina, cervix, and uterus, to move your organs.
While a laparoscopy is less invasive than an open surgery, you may still feel some discomfort for the first few days after surgery.
The amount of time it takes for you to recover and resume your usual activities depends on the procedure. For minor procedures, you may be back to your usual self within a few days, but more invasive procedures may take a few weeks. The team at Pure OBGYN provide you with an individualized recovery plan so you know what to expect.
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