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Dr. Patrick Weix
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Pelvic Laparoscopy (Overview)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go home the same day.


Dr. Patrick Weix
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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Need someone!: For any surgery, even a day surgery, you will need someone to drive you home. The after effects of anesthesia or discomfort make it too dangerous to drive. A friend or family member can also be helpful to remember conversations with the doctor, post-op instructions with the nursing staff, and can help you with filling any prescriptions. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Weix
61 doctors shared insights

Pelvic Laparoscopy (Overview)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go home the same day.


Dr. Scott Grover
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Do I need to be out for a pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I need to be out for a pelvic laparoscopy?

Yes: Pelvic laparoscopy requires relaxation of the abdominal wall. This is best accomplished with general anesthesia, or being completely out. ...Read more

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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How long does the pelvic laparoscopy take?

How long does the pelvic laparoscopy take?

Depends: A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used for many different operations from a simple tubal ligation to a complex hysterectomy. Other operations include ectopic pregnancies, excision of ovarian cysts, removal of tubes or ovaries, removal of fibroids, lysis of adhesions, sacrocolpopexy, or excision of endometriosis. The surgical time depends on the complexity of the operation. ...Read more

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Dr. George T Tsai
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How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

It depends: For simple diagnostic laparoscopy - including some division of scar tissue, it is an outpatient procedure that you can recover from within a few days - if there is no complication. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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What is pelvic laparoscopy?

What is pelvic laparoscopy?

Looking into...: ... The pelvis with fiberoptic scopes and cameras under anesthesia. It is a powerful tool to diagnose and treat pelvic disease in women. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the definition or description of: pelvic laparoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: pelvic laparoscopy?

Min Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go home the same day. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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What can I expect from a pelvic laparoscopy?

What can I expect from a pelvic laparoscopy?

Diagnosis or cure: Pelvic laparoscopy is done for a diagnosis of disease or for treatment of known condition, speak to your gyn surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
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I might have endometriosis. Will I have diagnosis if a pelvic laparoscopy?

I might have endometriosis. Will I  have diagnosis if a pelvic laparoscopy?

Only way to confirm: Visualization via laparoscopy is actually the only way to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis. Ideally this will be accompanied by excision - that is, the "cutting out" - of the abnormal tissue for confirmation by the pathologist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Kirk
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Is there something they will give me for anxiety before my pelvic laparoscopy?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety before my pelvic laparoscopy?

Sure: There is no reason to have to suffer through great anxiety prior to surgery. It is common that anesthesiologists will give you a benzodiazepine (valium or similar) to relax you if you are excessively anxious prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Has anyone died from a pelvic laparoscopy?

Has anyone died from a pelvic laparoscopy?

Rarely: Laparoscopy is real surgery in spite of the small incisions used to perform it. Blood vessels and bowels can be injured resulting in hemorrhage and infection. Fortunately, laparoscopy has become safer thanks to associations as the aagl and new training techniques for surgeons. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy is also known as Laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more


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