Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists
OBGYNs located in Woodbury, MN
Laparoscopic surgery can address a variety of gynecologic conditions without the need for a hospital stay and a lengthy recovery period. The outstanding surgeons at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, have extensive experience performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy, ovarian cyst removal, and many other procedures that relieve pain and restore quality of life. If you think you might be a candidate for laparoscopic surgery, schedule a consultation by calling the clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota, today, or booking online.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery offers an alternative to traditional, open surgery. When one of the experienced surgeons at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists performs a laparoscopic procedure, they insert a slender instrument called a laparoscope into your abdomen through a very small incision.
The laparoscope allows your surgeon to view the inside of your body without making a large incision. Depending on the procedure, your surgeon may insert surgical tools through very small incisions to perform the procedure.
Larparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is a technique that makes use of a multi-instrument access port, so you only need one small incision rather than several as you would for most laparoscopic surgeries. In many cases, you can go home the same day you have your procedure.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?
Compared with traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery has a variety of benefits, including:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced bleeding
- Shorter recovery times
- Decreased risk of complications
- Fewer side effects from anesthesia
- Reduced scarring
Laparoscopic surgery can address a wide range of conditions. In some cases, however, traditional surgery may still be the most effective treatment option.
Which conditions can laparoscopic surgery address?
Laparoscopy can treat a variety of gynecologic concerns, such as:
- Ovarian cysts
- Abnormal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Uterine prolapse
The physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists also performs laparoscopic tubal ligation, a surgical contraception procedure.
What should I expect with laparoscopic surgery?
The experts at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists perform most laparoscopic surgeries under general anesthesia as a same-day, outpatient procedure. Your surgeon makes a small incision in your navel, then inserts the laparoscope into your pelvic cavity.
Next, they make small incisions in your abdomen through which they insert the surgical instruments. Once your surgeon completes the procedure, they remove the tools and close your incisions with dissolving stitches.
You spend some time in a recovery room while the anesthesia wears off. You’ll need someone to drive you home after your procedure, and you’ll need to spend a few days recovering. You can expect to have some pain and discomfort following your surgery. Your physician makes sure you have a prescription for pain medication to keep you comfortable, as well as specific instructions for at-home care and activity restrictions during your recovery period.
If you have questions about laparoscopic surgery, schedule a consultation at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists. Call the office today or request an appointment online.
We see patients for ultrasounds, pregnancy, birth control, and much more. We are located at 215 Radio Drive, Suite 200 Woodbury, MN 55125. Call us to book your appointment today.
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