Laparoscopic surgery is low-risk and minimally-invasive. It is designed to help our doctor or medical professional get a clear view of what is going on inside the organs in the abdomen. The procedure is less invasive than traditional surgery because only tiny incisions are made.
Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to give a clear picture of the abdominal organs. This instrument is very long and very thin. It is equipped with a powerful intense light. At the tip of this instrument, there is a camera that is able to capture imagery in high resolution.
The procedure begins with a small incision being made in the abdominal wall. The camera is then inserted into this incision. As the instrument moves around through the abdomen, it is able to capture images as well as send these images to a video monitor, where our medical professional is reviewing them.
One of the primary benefits of laparoscopic surgery is that it allows our medical professional to have a clear idea of what is going on inside your body without needing to open you up for surgery. The same tool that is used to capture images of your abdomen can also be used to take biopsy samples.
Most people will have this procedure performed as a way of diagnosing why they are experiencing pain in their abdomen or in their pelvic region. This procedure is usually recommended when other non-invasive procedures are not yielding the necessary results.
There are some cases where non-invasive scans do not produce the results that are needed. This is when a laparoscope will be used. Or it could be that some of these non-invasive procedures did identify a potential problem. Still, a biopsy may be needed in order to make a definitive diagnosis.
Our medical professional can use a laparoscope to examine a wide range of organs, including the:
· Reproductive organs
When our medical professionals are able to observe the functioning of these organs or these parts of your body in real time, they can see if you have an abdominal tumor; determine if there is suspicious fluid in your abdominal cavity; identify signs of liver disease; see whether or not a particular treatment is effective; and identify how far a particular cancer has progressed.
Laparoscopic surgery allows doctors to have a clear image of what is going on inside a patient. The information gathered during the procedure can have a powerful impact on your health.
During a consultation at Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine, you can learn more about laparoscopic surgery and whether or not it may be useful in your particular situation. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Fort Worth.