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Laparoscopy Specialist

The Ob-Gyn Center

OBGYNs located in Las Vegas, NV

No one ever looks forward to surgery, but if your gynecological condition hasn’t improved and surgery is the next step, it’s good to know that minimally invasive laparoscopy reduces your risks and accelerates healing. The doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center are highly trained experts in laparoscopy, a procedure they use to treat many gynecological problems. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for laparoscopy, call the office in Las Vegas or book an appointment online.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that serves two purposes. First, it can be done to examine organs and tissues inside your pelvic cavity and diagnose the cause of your symptoms. And second, it’s used to perform surgery to treat gynecological conditions.

The procedure is minimally invasive because your doctor only needs to make a few small incisions. Then specialized tools contained in long, narrow tubes are inserted through the tiny incisions to perform your procedure.

The key tool, the laparoscope, holds lighting and a video camera that sends a magnified image from inside your body to a monitor. With this exceptional view, your doctor can examine tissues and organs to identify problems and perform precise surgery.

What health conditions are diagnosed and treated with laparoscopy?

The doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center use laparoscopy to treat a broad range of gynecological problems. These are some of the most common conditions treated during a laparoscopic procedure:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Infections
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Benign ovarian tumors

Laparoscopy can be used to diagnose ovarian cancers. It may also be used as part of your infertility testing to diagnose the reason you can’t get pregnant or to treat a fertility problem.

What types of procedures are performed?

The doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center specialize in the full range of laparoscopic procedures. A few examples include:

  • Hysterectomy: removal of the uterus
  • Myomectomy: removal of uterine fibroids while preserving your uterus
  • Ovarian and fallopian cystectomies: removal of cysts
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy: removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Endometrial ablation: removes uterine lining to treat abnormal bleeding

The team at The Ob-Gyn Center also perform biopsies and numerous diagnostic procedures.

What are the benefits of laparoscopy?

The incisions cut to accommodate laparoscopic tools cause much less trauma than the incision made during open surgery. As a result, minimally invasive procedures provide health benefits such as:

  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Faster recovery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay (or outpatient procedure)

Laparoscopy also spares muscles from the trauma and extended healing time they need when they’re cut by a long incision for open surgery.

If gynecologic surgery is in your future, call The Ob-Gyn Center to learn whether you’re a good candidate for laparoscopy.