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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopy is a form of surgery that’s performed using a laparoscope—a long, slender device with a camera attached to it. This device can be inserted through small abdominal incisions, so your provider can view your pelvic organs on a screen. If additional tools are needed during the surgery, they can be inserted through the same incision or through another small incision.

We understand that surgery can be overwhelming. Advanced laparoscopic surgery allows our providers to prioritize your health while minimizing disruption to your life.

Laparoscopy Benefits

Compared to traditional open surgery, which involves incisions spanning several inches, the small incisions made during laparoscopic surgery can significantly decrease your post-surgery pain. You will likely experience a shorter recovery period and less scarring. Laparoscopy can also decrease the risk of infection and internal bleeding.

What Conditions Can Laparoscopic Surgery Treat?

If you are experiencing chronic symptoms, our priority is ensuring that you receive the proper treatment. Laparoscopic surgery can help your provider diagnose and treat the following conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cysts

Additionally, laparoscopic surgery can be used to perform certain gynecological procedures, such as tubal ligation or hysterectomy.

The Acessa Radiofrequency Ablation of Fibroids

The Acessa procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment that uses heat to destroy uterine fibroid tissue.

Although Acessa may not be an appropriate option for everyone, this unique procedure can significantly reduce the size of fibroids, which can lead to less severe symptoms and a better quality of life.

In addition:

  • Patients can keep their uterus.
  • Recovery time is quick (typically can return to activities in less than two weeks).
  • After the procedure, there is minimal discomfort.

Talk to Your Provider About the Benefits of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is an advanced surgical procedure that helps our providers care for you through minimally invasive methods. As with any healthcare service, you should discuss with your UWH of Michigan provider to determine if laparoscopic surgery is suitable for you.

Contact your provider today to request an appointment.