Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery - OBGYN Livingston, NJ
What is Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery?
Gynecologic laparoscopy is an alternative to open surgery. It is a minimally invasive technique that uses an electronic device called a laparoscope to look inside patients, as opposed to open surgery that usually requires a large incision. With miniaturized instruments, your doctor can perform a variety of surgeries such as:
- Ovarian cyst removal
- Tubal ligation
This type of procedure can be performed by a gynecologist, general surgeon, or any other type of specialist. Laparoscopy can be used for diagnosis, treatment, or both. A diagnostic procedure can sometimes turn into treatment.
Causes for Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
Gynecologic Laparoscopic surgery is considered if patients are experiencing unexplained pelvic pain, infertility, or have a history of pelvic infections. This procedure can diagnose a wide array of conditions including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic abscess, pelvic adhesion, infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and reproductive cancers.
How is Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery Performed?
During the procedure, the patient will be put under general anesthesia. Next, a small tube called a catheter will be inserted to collect your urine. A small needle will be used to fill your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. The gas keeps the abdominal wall away from your organs, which reduces the risk of injury. Then, a small incision will be made at the naval, where the laparoscope will be inserted to make a diagnosis or perform a treatment. Once the procedure is over, all instruments are removed.
Recovery from Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
Patients will be able to go home the same day of the surgery, but will not be allowed to drive home. Gynecologic Laparoscopic surgery has a shorter healing time, compared to open surgery. In addition, the Gynecologic Laparoscopic surgery is less painful, results in fewer complications, and leaves smaller scars. This is optimal for patients who are nervous about the risks associated with traditional invasive surgery or who don’t want to take extensive time off for recovery.
Risks of Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
Skin irritation and bladder infection are common side effects of this procedure. Serious complications of laparoscopy are rare. However, you should call your doctor if you have:
- Serious abdominal pain
- Prolonged nausea and vomiting
- Fever of 101°F or higher
- Pus or significant bleeding at your incision site
- Pain during urination or bowel movements
Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery in Livingston, NJ
Gynecologic Laparoscopic surgery can be performed for a wide range of procedures including Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy, Robotic Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, amongst many more. Diagnostic laparoscopy may be utilized to determine reasons for infertility, unexplained pelvic pain, or to explain a history of pelvic infection. Dr. Anthony Quartell is a recognized leader in the field of laparoscopic and laparoscopic robotic. The latter uses robotic arms that are steadier than human hands and can also be better at fine manipulations. Dr. Quartell has performed several hundred laparoscopic hysterectomies during the span of his career. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in performing a Gynecologic Laparoscopic, in the state of New Jersey. Contact Dr. Quartell today to make an appointment or further discuss if this procedure is right for you. You can also visit our FAQs page to learn more about the procedure and other treatments offered.