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What is laparoscopy?

This minimally invasive surgical procedure allows your doctor to perform surgery through small incisions. By using a laparoscope (a thin lighted telescope), your gynecologic surgeon can make a small incision in the abdomen, rather than a long cut. The laparoscope is inserted through one or more small incisions into your abdomen. Not all patients are candidates for this type of surgery.

What are the advantages of laparoscopy?

The advantages of laparoscopy include minimal incisions, less pain, quicker recovery and reduced risk of infection.

When would my doctor elect laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is used in the following surgical situations:

  • Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment
  • Symptomatic ovarian cyst
  • Hysterectomy
  • Exploratory surgery for possible infertility causes
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic pain
  • Tubal ligation

We use newer devices such as NovaSure, Hydrothermal Ablation and Thermachoice® to treat the above conditions.

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