Please click here to read an article written by Micheal Terrani,M.D. F.A.C.O.G. on The da Vinci System a Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Gynecological procedure preformed in our offices. Dr. Terrani sees patients in our Garden City location.
Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery without making a large incision. A thin tube is inserted into thr abdomen through a small incision. The laparsoscope allows your health care provider to see the pelvic organs. If a problem needs to be treated, other instruments are used. these instruments are inserted either through the laparoscope or through other small cuts in the abdomen.
Pelvic laparoscopy is used both for diagnosis and treatment. It may be recommended for:
-An abnormal pelvic mass or ovarian cyst found on pelvic ultrasound
-Cancer (ovarian, endometrial, or cervical) in order to:
-Look for spread of the cancer and perform a biopsy (called staging)
-Remove lymph nodes or pelvic organs
-Chronic (long-term) pelvic pain, if no other cause has been found
-Evaluating and treating infertility
-Removing the uterus (hysterectomy)
-Removing uterine fibroids (myomectomy)
-Sterilization (tubal ligation)
-Sudden, severe pelvic pain (may be caused by twisting of an ovary, appendicitis, perforation of the uterus, or salpingitis)
-Surgically treating a tubal pregnancy
-Uterine tissue found outside the uterus in the abdomen (endometriosis)
Laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure that is done in one of Garden Ob/Gyn Surgical facilities, Garden City Surgical or Lake Success Surgical.
For more information on Laparoscopy please visit the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website, please click here