Women's Health Specialists offers innovative laparoscopy procedures to treat a variety of reproductive health conditions including fibroid treatment.

What is reproductive surgery?

Reproductive surgery is a procedure used to treat or correct issues in the reproductive system. Reproductive surgeons are usually gynecologists and urologists who specialize in surgery for the reproductive organs and are experts in conservative treatment of reproductive organs. Reproductive surgery will include a wide array of surgical procedures designed for several purposes. Most surgeries are performed to restore a normal uterus, tubes and/or ovaries. There are many occasions where reproductive surgery would be used to correct or treat a condition or illness. At Ob-gyn Associates, our reproductive surgeons specialize in procedures that aim to evaluate female reproductive organs and treat reproductive diseases and conditions, which lead to pain and infertility. Most of the reproductive surgeries performed at the practice will be performed using a technique referred to as laparoscopy.

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a procedure in which long, slender tubes, also referred to as trochars, are inserted into the abdomen through very tiny incisions. The incisions are typically made near a patient’s navel. Through these incisions, the trochars are inserted and long instruments are used to manipulate, sew, and cut tissue during the procedure. Throughout the surgery, carbon dioxide is employed to inflate the abdomen so that the surgeon has room to work and can see the area clearly. To view the interior of the abdomen, a camera known as a laparoscope is inserted through one of the trochars. Laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia and customarily the recuperation period is roughly 2 to 3 days.

Why is laparoscopic surgery used?

Laparoscopic surgery is utilized because it allows patients to heal much quicker and post-surgical discomfort is reduced significantly. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery also include:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shortened recovery times
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars
  • Less internal scarring
  • Patient can return to activities quicker

If you are working with a doctor to correct a reproductive health issue, he or she will inform you about the details of the laparoscopic procedure and the exact details of recovery and post-surgical results. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with a doctor.