At Woman's, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced surgery options for your comfort and quick recovery.
Women have unique needs, so we offer more options for surgeries. Laparoscopy offers the benefit of smaller incisions than conventional surgery, resulting in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and fewer adhesions and visible scars.
Surgeries in which a laparoscope is often used include:
- A broad range of gynecological procedures, including hysterectomy, myomectomy (removal of fibroids from the uterus), ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, and for diagnostic purposes such as to diagnose endometriosis
- Cholecystectomy, or gall bladder removal
- Removal of adhesions
- Urologic procedures such as repairing the ureter and the bladder
- Hernia repair
- Colon resection
How Laparoscopy Works
During laparoscopy a narrow scope, called an endoscope, is inserted into the abdominal and pelvic regions through small incisions in the abdominal wall. The endoscope provides your surgeon with magnified video images of the internal organs.
Using these images for guidance, your surgeon can insert a variety of small surgical instruments through the small incisions. This enables the surgeon to perform the procedure without directly handling the organs.
Carbon dioxide gas, pumped into the abdomen after you are asleep under general anesthesia, expands the abdominal cavity so the surgeon has room to work.