Laparoscopic Surgery

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Habersham OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Demorest, GA

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive solution for correcting urinary incontinence, abnormal bleeding issues (like polyps), large ovarian cysts, and much more. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain or know you need a laparoscopic surgery, contact Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, for a surgical evaluation. The team also welcomes women who are in need of a second opinion. You can book your appointment online, or you can call to speak with a team member directly.

Laparoscopic Surgery Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Because of advancements in medical tools and technology, you can undergo most types of gynecological surgery with a more modern, minimally invasive approach. 

Rather than making one big incision and working directly on your pelvic organs, your gynecologist is able to make just a few small incisions.

They insert a specialized scope — the laparoscope — into one incision, followed by thin surgical tools into surrounding incisions. The laparoscope sends live images to a monitor. This allows your gynecologist to zoom in on certain areas and make precise repairs with the surgical tools. 

In many cases, you only need surgical glue or just a few sutures to seal up your surgical incisions. There’s no need to worry about severe scarring after your procedure. 

Why do I need laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is necessary for a variety of reasons. For instance, your physician at Habersham OBGYN may recommend performing a diagnostic procedure if they’re unable to diagnose the cause of your pain or abnormal bleeding through imaging alone.

Your dedicated gynecologist may also recommend a laparoscopic surgery to treat:

  • Fibroids or polyps
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Ovarian cysts 
  • Endometriosis 
  • Gynecological cancer

You can even undergo a laparoscopic surgery if you’re ready for tubal ligation (permanent sterilization) or if you need a partial or total hysterectomy. 

At Habersham OBGYN, you have access to a physician who has over 30 years of experience in performing gynecological surgeries, so you can feel confident that you’re in capable hands. 

What is the recovery like after laparoscopic surgery?

Recovering from laparoscopic surgery is much quicker than traditional open surgery. You can often go home the same day, although it’s still important to have someone watch over you for at least a day or two as you recover from anesthesia.

Usually, you can gradually begin returning to many of your daily activities within the first week. You may even be able to return to work after several days if you work in an office setting. 

Your doctor at Habersham OBGYN typically advises you to avoid heavy lifting and exercise for at least two weeks. Depending on your specific laparoscopic surgery, it can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to return to all activities, including sexual intercourse.

Habersham OBGYN provides comprehensive preoperative and postoperative care if you need laparoscopic surgery. Book your evaluation online or over the phone today.