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What is Laparoscopic Surgery

How Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Is Using Technology to Solve Urogynecological Issues

What is Laparoscopic Surgery? As a new area of specialization in women’s health, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is greatly benefitting the latest technological advancements to treat urogynecological issues such as endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, and fibroid uterus. Among these technologies is laparoscopic surgery, is  type of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) during which thin surgical instruments are used to explore and access the patient’s internal organs. Microscopic video cameras provide the operating physician with visibility into the operating field by transmitting the video to monitors so that he can view and control the movements of his remotely controlled surgical instruments.

Smaller is Better

Due to the level of precision that can be achieved in laparoscopic surgery, urogynecological issues that would once have required traditional open surgery can now often be treated using only one very small incision, which ultimately results in less trauma to the patient. Among the most notable benefits of laparoscopic surgery is less internal and external scarring; smaller and fewer incision sites; less bleeding; decreased in-patient recovery time; decreased down-time; faster return to full function; and even less time in the operating room. For women who fear surgery, discussing the procedure with a urogynecologist and finding out more about laparoscopic surgery can be the ultimate solution in providing them with greater comfort as they face the operating room.

Lessening the Fear

Because female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is being given greater attention and focus by the medical community, it is also seeing the benefits of technology and the ways that it can change women’s care. At some point in their lives, all women face urogynecological issues that may require surgical intervention, and by using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic surgery, their health can be restored with greater efficacy and efficiency, offering them greater hope that they can look forward to a future full of vitality and free of pain.

Don’t let your fear of surgery invade your journey to health! Consult with the caring and knowledgeable staff at Coyle Institute today!