Laparoscopy is surgery without making a large incision (cut) through one or more incisions in the abdominal wall, usually at the navel. A thin, lighted tube, the laparoscope, is inserted into the abdomen with a small incision. The laparoscope is a small camera that allows your doctor to see the pelvic organs. If a problem needs to be fixed, other instruments are used. We also use diagnostic laparoscopy to find and diagnose other problems.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
- Less pain after laparoscopic surgery.
- Less risk of infection
- Faster recovery time
- Less scarring and faster healing time
- Sometimes done as outpatient, eliminating a night in the hospital
Why Is It Laparoscopy?
There are many uses for laparoscopy surgery. A common use is to find the cause of a health problem, such as chronic pelvic pain (pain that lasts for more than 6 months). Laparoscopy is often used to treat some of these conditions:
- Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids
- Ovarian Cysts
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Permanent Sterilization Reversal
- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Pelvic Floor Problems
- Enterocele Repair after Hysterectomy
What makes us unique?
Many gynecologists perform laparoscopic surgery, but Dr. Moodley is unique is the length and breadth of experience in doing very difficult surgeries. As much as 75% of surgeries done for gynecologic issues can be performed with this minimally invasive technique.