What Is Pelvic Laparoscopy?
At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, our expert team utilizes some of the most cutting-edge diagnostic techniques available. Pelvic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical method that Dr. Gerry Sotomayor uses to view a patient's reproductive organs or to obtain tissue samples for lab testing in order to diagnose gynecologic disorders. The procedure can also be used to treat a number of conditions, including endometriosis and fibroids. For many patients, pelvic laparoscopy is an ideal alternative to traditional (open) surgery since it poses a lower complication risk and has a shorter recovery time. Contact our office near Norcross, GA to schedule an exam, and find out more about your options.
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"Love my Results but Scarring is Bad - I waited until I could do a real review. Now I’m over 3 months post-op. I first did a consultation the second week of March. Everything went well and told me I would be a candidate. The staff was really nice-A1. I met Dr Sotomayor briefly this day. I paid the deposit and scheduled for 2 weeks out for lower/upper ab and flanks (i wanted to do the back rolls as well but decided not to). I honestly booked on faith because the reviews were iffy. Day of surgery, I come in they take vitals and give me a “relaxation pill” and local anesthesia. Now here is where my problem lies but I was so out of it, I couldn’t respond at the time. I thought Dr Sotomayor was doing the surgery but it ended up being a lady named Dr. V. I feel she did me good but this def should’ve been communicated because I literally knew nothing about her. During the approx 2hr surgery, it was a bit painful but they acknowledged my pain and handled it great. I was sent home with instructions and meds.To sum this all up, I love my results considering I had a lot of fat-i think she said she got rid of 4000cc. After the lipo, i was not in a ton of pain but the itching and swelling is a beast. The scarring is bad. I have use Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and Bio Oil every single day, twice a day. The scarring has improved and hopefully will be non existent one day but only time and consistency will tell. If you are ok with scarring then go with them. The price was good considering I had a 35 BMI. My advice to Graceful Contours is to be up front about who will perform the surgery. I will add pics of my great outcome!"- C. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
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What Are the Benefits of Pelvic Laparoscopy?
Minimally invasive pelvic laparoscopy performed at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta can help provide both diagnostic and preventative care for Norcross, GA women. Benefits of this procedure include:
- Safely treating conditions like endometriosis, cysts, and fibroids
- Diagnosing gynecological issues
- Decreased risk of complications versus open surgery
- Smaller incisions, faster recovery, and less pain than comparable techniques
Am I a good candidate?
Many gynecological procedures might qualify you for a pelvic laparoscopy, rather than needing more invasive traditional surgery. You might be a good candidate for this surgical method if your provider needs to gather samples, like of a cyst or fibroid, or treat inflammatory conditions like endometriosis. You may wish to consult your provider if you have been recommended for a more invasive procedure and see if your needs might align with a laparoscopic procedure. Contact the Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery of Atlanta today to find out more about laproscopic procedures and issues covered.
What to Expect with Pelvic Laparoscopy
When imaging techniques, like ultrasound and MRI, are not detailed enough to diagnose gynecological problems, pelvic laparoscopy can be used to get a more detailed picture of your pelvic organs. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we can perform pelvic laparoscopy to diagnose or treat:
- Unexplained pelvic pain
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic adhesions
Pelvic laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure that is typically done under general anesthesia. Dr. Sotomayor will make a small incision above your belly button before inserting a thin, long tube with a camera along with other surgical tools through the same incision. Once the surgery is complete, the incisions will be closed and bandaged. Depending on the nature of your procedure, your expected recovery time could last between 2 – 6 weeks.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopic procedures require smaller incisions and have a shorter recovery time than open gynecologic surgeries, making them the method of choice when possible. If you're experiencing unexplained gynecological problems, like pelvic pain or infertility, give our office a call. After a consultation and exam near Norcross, GA, our team can assess whether you would benefit from pelvic laparoscopy or another solution to address your issue.
Pelvic Laparoscopy FAQ
Is pelvic laparoscopy a painful procedure?
Pelvic laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia, ensuring that you are asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure. After the surgery, you may experience some mild discomfort or bloating, which can be managed with pain medications. The minimally invasive nature of laparoscopy generally results in less post-operative pain compared to traditional open surgery.
How long does the recovery period typically last after pelvic laparoscopy?
The recovery period after pelvic laparoscopy varies from person to person, but it is generally shorter compared to open surgery. Your surgeon at the Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta will provide you with specific post-operative instructions and guidelines to optimize your recovery and minimize any potential complications.
Are there any risks or complications associated with pelvic laparoscopy?
Are there any risks or complications associated with pelvic laparoscopy? As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with pelvic laparoscopy, although they are relatively rare. The skilled and experienced team in Norcross, GA takes extensive precautions to minimize these risks and ensures your safety throughout the procedure. Before undergoing pelvic laparoscopy, your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and benefits with you, address any concerns you may have, and provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision.