Laparoscopy Specialist

Mott Women Healthcare

OB-GYN located in Lower Manhattan, New York

Your OB/GYN at Mott Women Healthcare is not only an expert in women’s health and disease, but also an expert surgeon. A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure your OB/GYN performs to confirm a diagnosis, remove a fibroid, or conduct a hysterectomy. If you need a laparoscopy and live in or near New York City, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a laparoscope to assist in viewing your abdominal region to minimize surgical incisions. A laparoscopy is often a preferred method of performing surgery because of its many benefits, which include:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less risk of infection
  • Quicker surgery
  • Reduced hospital stay

While you OB/GYN might prefer to perform your surgery laparoscopically, in some cases you will require an open surgery, which is when a large incision is made in your abdomen to perform the necessary procedure. 

Why would I need a laparoscopy?

Your OB/GYN at Mott Women Healthcare would recommend a laparoscopy for a number of reasons.

A laparoscopy can be used to:

  • Tie your tubes
  • Perform a hysterectomy
  • Remove an ectopic pregnancy
  • Treat pelvic organ prolapse
  • Remove fibroids and ovarian cysts

The laparoscopy would also be recommended if your OB/GYN suspects you have endometriosis, which is a painful disorder that causes endometrial tissue to grow outside your uterus. If your OB/GYN finds the endometrial tissue in your pelvic region, it can be removed during the procedure.

What can I expect during a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure performed under anesthesia. During the procedure, your OB/GYN makes a small incision in your abdomen and then inserts the laparoscope, which generates an image of your internal organs. Your abdomen is then filled with gas to improve organ viewing.

If surgery is being performed, additional incisions are made for insertion of the surgical instruments.

Once complete, the incision sites are sutured, and you’re sent to the recovery room to rest.

How do I recover from a laparoscopy?

Recovery after your laparoscopy depends on why you needed to have the procedure done and whether additional surgery was performed. Your OB/GYN provides thorough instructions on what to expect during the recovery process and how soon you can resume your regular activities.

You could feel some discomfort at the incision, and pain in your back or shoulder from the gas placed in your belly.

For expert surgical care, call Mott Women Healthcare or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.