Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC
OBGYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Hastings, NE & Grand Island, NE
When you need surgery to repair a gynecologic problem, laparoscopy reduces your risks and accelerates healing. The board-certified physicians at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, specialize in laparoscopy, a minimally invasive technique that allows them to diagnose and repair your condition using small incisions. The practice is recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Surgical Review Corporation. To learn more about laparoscopy, call the office in Hastings or Grand Island, Nebraska, or schedule an appointment online today.
Laparoscopy Q & A
What is laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure your provider does when they need to examine your pelvic organs, diagnose the cause of your symptoms, and perform surgery to repair the problem.
Minimally invasive procedures use one to several small incisions and specialized instruments that fit through the narrow openings. The key surgical tool, a laparoscope, contains a video camera and lighting. The scope sends magnified images from inside your body to a monitor.
After using the scope to diagnose the problem, your provider can then treat the problem by inserting tools through the scope or through an additional incision.
What is robotic laparoscopy?
The team at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, has extensive training and experience using robotic technology to perform precise laparoscopic procedures.
Your provider controls the robotic arms, but the robotic components have a range of motion and fine movement that exceeds the capability of human hands. The robotic arms are also smaller than human hands, so they can access tight areas with less tissue damage.
What conditions does a laparoscopy diagnose and treat?
Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, may recommend a laparoscopy to diagnose the cause of infertility, chronic pelvic pain, or abnormal bleeding. The team frequently treats conditions such as:
Your provider may remove some types of cancer during a laparoscopy.
What are the laparoscopic procedures?
The use of laparoscopy is possible for most gynecologic surgeries that once required an open incision. For example, your provider may perform any of the following:
- Hysterectomy (to remove the uterus)
- Tubal ligation (to block fallopian tubes)
- Myomectomy (to remove uterine fibroids)
- Cystectomy (to remove ovarian cysts)
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery (to repair pelvic floor muscles)
Your provider may also perform biopsies and treat an ectopic pregnancy.
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
The small incisions and narrow tools used during a laparoscopic procedure cause significantly less trauma than the long incisions used during open surgery. As a result, you have:
- Less bleeding during surgery
- Less pain after surgery
- Fewer complications
- Minimal scarring
- Faster recovery and return to activities
You also spend less time in the hospital. You can go home the same day for some procedures. If you stay in the hospital, chances are you go home the next day.
To learn more about laparoscopy, call Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, or book an appointment online today.
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