Laparoscopy is an innovative way to diagnose and treat conditions of the female reproductive system. At Women’s Health Specialists of Dallas, laparoscopy is used to complete procedures like tubal ligation, hysterectomy, and the removal of cysts or fibroids. With locations in Rockwell and North Dallas, Texas, the practice offers women a wide range of women’s health services for acute and chronic conditions. To discuss whether laparoscopy can benefit you, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery. It involves a surgical technique of small incisions that are usually smaller than one inch.
Through these incisions, your physician can use a tiny instrument called a laparoscope — along with other tools — to diagnose conditions, remove tissue, or repair problems in your reproductive organs.
When it comes to women’s health issues, doctors use laparoscopies to diagnose and treat several problems, including infertility, pelvic pain, or heavy periods. Your physician might recommend a laparoscopy to address conditions like:
A laparoscopy might also be necessary if you need a hysterectomy. In that procedure, your physician can remove pieces of your uterus, one at a time, through the incisions on your abdomen.
In other cases, a laparoscopy is necessary if you have an ectopic pregnancy, where a fertilized egg stays in your Fallopian tube instead of your uterus.
Laparoscopy can also be useful if you have issues with incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
Since laparoscopy is a minimally invasive type of surgery, recovery type is fast, and you can usually go home the same day as your procedure. Depending on what issues your surgery addressed, you will need to follow specific aftercare instructions.
Most patients need to rest for a few days after a laparoscopy, and you may experience some tenderness or pain where the doctor made the incisions. That subsides after a few days and is manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Although surgery isn’t something anyone looks forward to with great anticipation, the laparoscopy procedure has made it easy for physicians to quickly diagnose and treat numerous problems related to the female reproductive system.
Done early enough, a laparoscopy can help your physician provide you with the best treatment plan, no matter what your needs are.