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.
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.