Chicago OB/GYN clinic offers patients minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
Surgeries in the abdominal area can have long recovery periods and leave significant scars. What if there was a way to reduce both those results? At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, serving the Chicago area, we believe in helping our patients live productive and healthy lives. That’s one of the reasons we utilize minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to assist in the treatment of an array of gynecological issues.
Gynecologic laparoscopy uses a laparoscope to look inside your abdominal area. This is a slender, lighted telescope. The incision required to insert it into your pelvic area is small. It allows us to view inside your body. It can help diagnose conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or ovarian cysts. With miniature instruments we can also perform many surgeries. These include ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation, hysterectomies, removal of the ovaries, blocking blood flow to fibroids, endometrial tissue removal, incontinence treatment and prolapsed uterus treatment.
Benefits of laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery:
- Reduced risk of bleeding. This is because the size of the incision is much smaller than one for open surgery.
- Less pain post-procedure: Because the incision is significantly smaller for laparoscopic surgery, the healing process is faster and less painful.
- Less scarring due to the smaller incision.
- Shorter hospital stays: Many patients receive same day or next day discharge when laparoscopic surgery is done.
The laparoscopic procedure:
It is almost always performed under general anesthesia. Once you are anesthetized, a needle is used to fill your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. This keeps the abdominal wall away from other organs to reduce risk of injury. A small incision is made in your navel and the laparoscope is inserted. Once the procedure is done, the incisions are closed with sutures.
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