Laparoscopic Surgery

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Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat problems of the genital and pelvic areas. During this procedure, an endoscope (tube) with a camera on the end is inserted through a tiny incision to allow your doctor to closely examine the organs of the area. Surgical instruments can be inserted through additional incisions to treat any identified problems.

Technological advances have brought computers and laparoscopic instruments to the forefront of surgical approaches. This provides patients with a minimally invasive technique that can be utilized in a wide range of procedures.

A laparoscopic procedure may be performed for a number of reasons, including to:

Laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia and generally takes 30 to 90 minutes, depending on what is done during the procedure. Laparoscopic surgery significantly shortens a patient's recovery time and results in fewer complications compared to traditional open surgery. Patients can usually go home shortly after the procedure and return to work and other normal activities the next day. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about a week. Laparoscopy is considered a safe procedure with little risk of complications.


Our Surgeons Specializing in Laparoscopic Surgery Procedures

Allen Agapay, MD
Ravia Bokhari, MD, FACS
Michael Buckmire, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Ashley Casano, DO
Charles Castillo, MD, FACS
Suzan Cortesi, MD, FACS
Lawrence Damore II, MD, FACS
Tracy Freeborn, DO, FACS
Jordan Glenn, DO
Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PHD
Theodore Haley, MD, FACS
Richard Harding, MD, FACS
Sumeet Kadakia, MD, FACS
Jon King, MD, FACS
Daveshni Kumar, MD
Matthew Marini, MD, FACS
Kevin Masur, MD, FACS
Cole McEwen, MD
Richard Oh, MD, FACS
Jennifer Reitz, MD, FACS
Greg Rula, MD, FACS
David Smith, MD, FACS
Craig Szafranski, MD, FACS