Old Farm Gynecology
Gynecologist & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon located in Salt Lake City, UT
Laparoscopic minimally-invasive surgery can be used to diagnose and treat many types of gynecological problems with fewer risks than traditional surgery. Old Farm Gynecology uses the most advanced technology and techniques to help women in and around Salt Lake City, UT, enjoy all the benefits of a minimally-invasive approach.
Laparoscopy/Minimally Invasive Surgery
What is laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a special instrument called a laparoscope to “see” inside the body. A laparoscope is a thin, flexible instrument with a camera on one end. The scope is inserted through a small incision to enable the camera to take still pictures and real-time video which are then transmitted to a computer monitor where they can be viewed by the doctor performing the procedure. Laparoscopy can be very useful for many types of gynecological surgeries as well as for the diagnosis of diseases and conditions.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
Like other types of minimally-invasive surgeries, laparoscopy uses small incisions which involve less tissue damage and less bleeding compared to traditional procedures that use large incisions. Patients tend to have a faster recovery period as well as less postoperative discomfort, and scarring is also minimized. The use of smaller incisions also helps to reduce the risk of infection, and many procedures can be performed using sedation so general anesthesia can be avoided.
When is laparoscopy used in gynecology?
Laparoscopy can be used for several types of gynecological surgery, including diagnosis and management of:
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Scar tissue or adhesions
- Tubal ligation
What is recovery like after a laparoscopic procedure?
Recovery will vary based on the procedure performed, and patients will receive more detailed information about what to expect during their presurgical office visit. Generally speaking, after their procedures, patients may feel some discomfort which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. An inert gas may be used to gently expand the abdominal cavity during laparoscopy to make viewing the area easier, and after surgery, patients may experience bloating as a result. During the hours after surgery, the gas will be absorbed and eliminated by the body and bloating will resolve. Many laparoscopic procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, and those that do require admission usually only require a single overnight stay before discharge.
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