Laparoscopy Specialist

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Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches

OB-GYN located in Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, FL

Laparoscopy uses a special scope to perform an array of minimally ­invasive procedures to treat and diagnose gynecological issues in patients at Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches. Dr. Adler has extensive experience in laparoscopic techniques, helping women throughout Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm, and West Palm, Florida, have access to the most appropriate care for their needs.

Laparoscopy Q&A

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses special instruments and a tiny camera to perform procedures through very small incisions. Laparoscopy can be used to treat many gynecological issues, as well as perform other types of minimally-invasive surgeries. Using smaller incisions means patients are exposed to fewer risks and can experience less pain and a faster recovery.

What is the laparoscope like?

The laparoscope is a thin, flexible instrument with a very small camera attached. The scope is inserted through a very small incision and transmits still pictures and video to a computer monitor so the doctor can obtain clear images used to guide the operation. Usually, a gas will be used to gently inflate the surgical area to make it easier to view the space and perform the procedure without the need for a large incision.

When can laparoscopy be used?

Laparoscopy has many applications in gynecology. Some of the most common include:

  • hysterectomy (removal of all or part of the uterus)
  • oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
  • removal of fibroids, adhesions (scars) or cysts
  • treatments for infertility
  • tubal ligation
  • treatment for the pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ectopic pregnancy
  • diagnosis of pelvic pain

Laparoscopy may also be performed to obtain small tissue samples or biopsies for further evaluation.

How is a laparoscopy performed?

That depends on what type of procedure is being performed. In most cases, laparoscopy can be performed using sedation with local anesthesia, but sometimes general anesthesia may be needed. An incision will be made in the abdomen to enable the laparoscope to be inserted into the surgical site; then additional small incisions will be made to accommodate other instruments. Diagnostic procedures may use a single incision to admit the scope, which will be used to take still photographs as well as video. Some procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis so patients can go home the same day. Other procedures like laparoscopic hysterectomies require a very brief hospital stay, usually one night. Most take about 90 minutes or less to perform.

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