In the past, most surgeries involving the reproductive organs were done by laparotomy
(a surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the abdomen). Now, many of these same procedures can be done through the laparoscope. There are many benefits to laparascopy, a shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions, and a shorter recovery period. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a slender light transmitting instrument, the laparoscope, is used to view the pelvic organs and perform surgery.
Lapascropy can be used to treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, adhesions and fibroids. It can also be used to evaluate infertility problems. Advanced laparoscopy is the removal of the uterus (a hysterectomy) done with the laparoscope.
If you feel you may have a problem that could be helped with laparoscopy, please call The Woman's Center to make an appointment with one of our physicians.