Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery in Livingston, NJ
Dr. Quartell is a recognized leader in the field of laparoscopic and laparoscopic robotic.
Gynecologic surgeons were pioneers in developing laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that utilizes an electronic device called a laparoscope to see inside patients. Surgeons are able to perform procedures using this method so that a large incision of traditional surgery is not necessary. It can be employed for both diagnosis and treatment at the same time.
Why is Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery done?
Dr. Quartell may suggest laparoscopic surgery if you are experiencing unexplained pelvic pain, infertility or have a history of pelvic infections. This procedure might diagnose the following conditions: endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic abscess, pelvic adhesion, infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and reproductive cancers.
Generally, a laparoscopic surgery requires much less healing time than a traditional invasive surgery. It is less painful and results in fewer complications. This is optimal for patients who don’t want to take off the time for a full surgery and recovery. During the procedure the patient will be put under general anesthesia.
How is Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery done?
During the procedure, a catheter will be inserted to collect the patient’s urine. Then, a small needle will be used to fill the patient’s abdomen with carbon dioxide gas to keep the abdomen wall away from organs and reduce the risk of injury. A small incision can then be made at the naval where the laparoscope will be inserted to make a diagnosis or perform a treatment. The patient will still be able to go home the same day, but will not be allowed to drive home.
This surgery can be performed for a wide range of procedures including Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy, Robotic Myomectomy, and 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.
Make an appointment with Dr. Quartell today by calling 973-716-9600 to further discuss if this procedure is right for you.