Laparoscopic Procedures

Below is a guide to all of the laparoscopic procedures offered by Greenville OB/GYN. Explore the topic areas, read the brief descriptions of the procedures, and click through to learn more specific information about preparing for the procedure, and what you should expect after the procedure.

It's important to note that this information is not completely comprehensive, and is intended to provide an overview of the procedure and your care. You should always have a thorough discussion with your physician prior to any procedure. Also, it's important to note that, as with any procedure, there are risks, but these procedures are generally safe. Many of the risks closely associated with these procedures are very rare; once again, you should have a more detailed conversation with your physician about the risks and benefits of each procedure.

Click here to return to Procedure Information

Diagnostic Laparoscopy 

What is a diagnostic laparoscopy?

A diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure in which your health care provider uses a laparoscope to look at the organs and tissues inside your abdomen. A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera.

Click here to read more

Operative Laparoscopy 

What is an operative laparoscopy?

An operative laparoscopy is a procedure in which your health care provider uses a laparoscope to look at the organs and tissue inside your abdomen and make repairs to improve your symptoms.  A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera. Your health care provider will remove adhesions or endometriosis, one or both ovaries, one or both fallopian tubes, my appendix and anything else in his judgement is necessary to treat my condition.  If you have a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy your physician may make an incision in the tube and remove the pregnancy.  You may not be able to become pregnant after this surgery.

Click here to read more

Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy 

What is a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a procedure in which your health care provider uses a laparoscope to treat a problem with organs or tissue inside your abdomen. A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera.

Click here to read more

Laparoscopic Assisted Supracervical Hysterectomy 

What is a laparoscopic assisted supracervical hysterectomy?

A laparoscopic assisted supracervical hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus through four tiny abdominal incisions less than one quarter to one half an inch in length usually leaving the cervix in place. Removal of the tubes and ovaries can also be done if desired.  Hysterectomy can be subdivided into a total hysterectomy, which includes removal of the uterus and cervix, or sub-total hysterectomy, removal of only the upper part of the uterus and leaving the cervix in place (as in supracervical). The uterus is the muscular organ at the top of the vagina. Babies develop in the uterus, and menstrual blood comes from the uterus. In a laparoscopic assisted supracervical hysterectomy, the doctor uses a tool called a laparoscope to help with the removal. A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera.

Click here to read more

Vaginal Hysterectomy Assisted with Laparoscopy 

What is a vaginal hysterectomy assisted with laparoscopy?

A vaginal hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus through the vagina. The uterus is the muscular organ at the top of the vagina. Babies develop in the uterus, and menstrual blood comes from the uterus.

In a vaginal hysterectomy assisted with laparoscopy, the doctor uses a tool called a laparoscope to help with the removal. A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera.

Click here to read more

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy 

What is a vaginal hysterectomy assisted with laparoscopy and a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

A vaginal hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus through the vagina. The uterus is the muscular organ at the top of the vagina. Babies develop in the uterus, and menstrual blood comes from the uterus. A bilateral salpingo oophorectomy is a surgery to remove both ovaries and both fallopian tubes.

In a vaginal hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy assisted with laparoscopy, the doctor uses a tool called a laparoscope to help with the removal. A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera.

Click here to read more

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy 

What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus through four tiny abdominal incisions less than one quarter to one half an inch in length. The uterus is the muscular organ at the top of the vagina. Babies develop in the uterus, and menstrual blood comes from the uterus. In a laparoscopic hysterectomy, the doctor uses a tool called a laparoscope to help with the removal. A laparoscope is a thin tube with a light and tiny camera.

Click here to read more

Laparoscopy for Tubal Ligation 

What is a laparoscopy for tubal ligation?

A laparoscopy for tubal ligation is a procedure in which your health care provider closes a woman's fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. It is a type of sterilization for women. The fallopian tubes carry eggs to the uterus. Your provider uses a laparoscope (a thin tube with a light and tiny camera) to see the fallopian tubes. Your provider uses another thin tube with a tool for closing the tubes. This prevents pregnancy because it stops sperm from reaching and fertilizing eggs.

Click here to read more

© Copyright 2014. Greenville OB/GYN. Website Developed & Hosted by Evolve, Inc.

Evolve CMS