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Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Ocean, NJ & Howell, NJ

If you’re looking for an advanced surgical technique that lowers your risk of infection, shortens your recovery time, and leaves fewer scars, laparoscopy is an ideal option. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that relies on small incisions and a special surgical camera to diagnose and treat various women’s health issues. The experienced OB/GYN team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates, with offices in Ocean and Howell, New Jersey, conducts many procedures using this technique. To learn more about laparoscopy, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure the experienced team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates uses to diagnose and treat many common gynecological issues. Unlike open surgery, laparoscopy is performed using tiny incisions for the surgical camera and the surgical tools, which means less scarring and pain, and a quicker recovery.

What procedures are performed by laparoscopy?

Your OB/GYN uses laparoscopy to perform a variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Tubal ligation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroid removal

The specialists also use the minimally invasive surgical technique as a tool to diagnose and treat many gynecological issues, including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain

Your Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates specialist may also be able to diagnose and remove cancerous tissue during a laparoscopic procedure.

Am I a good candidate for laparoscopy?

Your OB/GYN at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates determines if you’re a good candidate for a laparoscopy during your consultation. While the surgical technique is preferred because of the benefits, it may not be suitable for all women. Your specialist determines if you’re a good candidate for a laparoscopy based on the type of surgery you need, your overall health, and your past surgical history.

What can I expect during a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your OB/GYN at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates begins by first making a small incision in your abdomen for insertion of the laparoscope, which is the surgical camera. Your abdomen is then filled with gas to improve the visibility of your reproductive organs.

Then, additional incisions are made for the surgical instruments so your OB/GYN can probe for diagnosis or perform the necessary surgery. Afterward, the instruments are removed, along with as much of the gas as possible, and your incisions are closed. You then spend some time in the recovery room before going home the same day.

You may need to take it easy following your procedure. How long depends on the type of surgery. Your specialist provides you with specific information about what you can expect, including the length of your recovery time, during your consultation.

To learn more about laparoscopy and other minimally invasive surgical options, call Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates today or request an appointment online.

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