Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure to internally view your pelvic organs and address many gynecological problems.  This is accomplished by using a fiber-optic camera passed through a very small incision in the abdomen.  Diagnostic laparoscopy is used to internally view the reproductive organs and assist in diagnosing a problem.  It is useful in the evaluation of pelvic pain, examining a pelvic mass, diagnosing endometriosis or pelvic infections, and in infertility evaluation.  Operative laparoscopy is when a problem is addressed such as removing a cyst, treatment of endometriosis, hysterectomy, tubal ligation or removing scar tissue.

POSTOPERATIVE EXPECTATIONS

  • Abdominal soreness
  • Vaginal spotting
  • Menstrual irregularity

WHEN TO CALL

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address concerns. You should contact us for any of the following concerns:

  • Sever pain
  • Fever of 101 or greater
  • Any redness, swelling or drainage from the incision sites
  • Vaginal bleeding soaking more than 1 sanitary pad in two hours
  • Persistent nausea and/or vomiting for more than 24 hours post operatively