Fibroid tumors, cysts, endometriosis and other adhesions and conditions that may develop in or around the uterus are common health conditions. In order to assess the necessary gynecology procedure, it is important to analyze the pelvis and its internal structures. The physicians at Women’s Specialists of Plano, serving the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas communities, commonly use laparoscopy to remove the adhesions.
How is Laparoscopy Performed?
Laparoscopy uses a narrow, lighted tube that is used to enter the abdomen through an incision in the belly. A tiny video camera (laparoscope) goes through this tube which provides the physician with a clear view of the abdominal organs and reproductive and female organs. In some cases, your doctor may simply take a biopsy for further testing.
What Can Laparoscopy Be Used For?
A laparoscopic gynecology procedure is oftentimes used to check for infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, or cancer. For patients who wish to under go female birth control by way of tubal ligation, a laparoscopic approach is often used to complete this process. This procedure provides a thorough examination of the entire pelvic area including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bowels, liver, gallbladder, and appendix. In some cases, dye may be injected into the cervix area so that a more in-depth view of the fallopian tubes can be shown.
Laparoscopy is, in most cases, an out-patient procedure and can often be performed without an overnight stay in the hospital. General anesthesia is used so that the patient can remain pain-free and unconscious during the procedure. Because there are numerous conditions and situations that might require this procedure, it is important to have a thorough examination and consultation with a Women’s Specialists of Plano gynecologist in order to discuss all of the options.
For additional information on laparoscopy surgery, or to discuss other available, advanced gynecology procedures offered by Women’s Specialists of Plano, please contact our Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area office today to schedule a consultation.