Gynecological laparoscopic surgery is often a favorable alternative to traditional open surgery for several common procedures women face everyday.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive and can be used to perform procedures or explore different areas of your body. If you’re having an exploratory surgery, a laparoscope is used, which is just a fancy name for a small, lighted telescope. Doctors can also attach small instruments to it to do specific procedures.
What kind of gynecological procedures can be done laparoscopically?
The most common gynecological procedures done laparoscopically include:
What are the benefits?
According to Medscape: “laparoscopy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in many parts of the world.” It has been shown to be safer, have a quicker recovery time, and cost less than traditional surgery. It can also leave a less visible scare.
Technology and techniques continue to improve as time goes on, so gynecological laparoscopic procedures also continue to get better and easier for doctors to perform.
If you have questions about laparoscopic surgery for any type of gynecologic issue, talk to your doctor. They can help you decide if this treatment option is the best choice for your particular situation.
The gynecologists at All About Women have extensive experience with gynecological laparoscopic procedures, so make an appointment at our Lake City or Gainesville, Florida locations today to talk more about how we can help you.