The Importance of Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Care


A Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that allows your doctor to look directly at your your female reproductive organs. It can be used to diagnose problems that may not be detected during a physical examination or on X-rays or other tests. In some cases, Laparoscopy can even be used to treat gynecologic problems. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure and involves only a tiny incision, it can be done as an outpatient procedure and most patients are able to return home that same day.

Laparoscopy has many uses and is an important tool when it comes to Gynecologic care. For women with pelvic pain, Laparoscopy can be used to diagnose the cause of the pain. If the pain is being caused by adhesions (scar tissue), Laparoscopy can be used to remove or cut apart the scar tissue. Laparoscopy can also be used to detect Endometriosis, another common cause of pelvic pain in women. In addition, Laparoscopy can be used to effective diagnose and is some cases treat cysts or tumors on the uterus or ovaries.

A Laparoscopy procedure involves inserting a Laparoscope into your abdomen through a very small incision in your lower abdomen. There is a light and a video camera attached to the Laparoscope so that your doctor can visualize your reproductive organs. If needed, other instruments can be attached to the Laparoscope to treat conditions such as adhesions or cysts. This minimally invasive procedure is very safe and carries far fewer risks than traditional abdominal surgery.
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. is pleased to offer Laparoscopy procedures to the residents of Marietta and the surrounding areas. Using this advanced technology, our OBGYN practice is able to effectively diagnose a myriad of problems effective the reproductive systems of women.