Women’s Care physicians are highly skilled in laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is performed to diagnose and treat common problems that occur in the pelvis. The da Vinci surgical robot can assist in complex laparoscopy as well.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy:
Diagnostic laparoscopy is performed to diagnose and treat pelvic pain or other conditions.

This procedure is performed at the surgery center or hospital under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a camera is placed into the abdomen and the entire pelvis and abdomen are inspected for abnormalities such as endometriosis. These can be treated during the surgery if appropriate.

You will most likely be able to go home the same day. Recovery is 1-2 weeks at the most. Discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy (Removal of Ovarian Cysts):
A Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is performed to diagnose and remove large, concerning, or painful cysts that occur on the ovary after they have been identified with ultrasound. During this procedure, it may be necessary to remove the entire ovary. This procedure can be performed in the surgery center or hospital. It sometimes is possible to go home the same day, but an overnight stay may be required.

During the procedure, a small camera is placed inside the abdomen. This allows the ovary and its cyst to be seen and evaluated. The cyst can be treated. Recovery time is 1-2 weeks.

Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation:
When your family is complete, talk to your Women’s Care physician.