Laparoscopic surgery is performed by Dr. Rania Ibrahim using a thin, lighted tube that is inserted through an incision in the stomach to examine the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. This type of surgery is typically used to uncover any existing problems such as adhesions, cysts, fibroids and/or infection.
In many cases laparoscopic surgery can be performed in place of laparotomy surgery, which requires a larger incision. The procedure can also be less stressful and may result in fewer problems and lower costs for minor surgeries. It can often be accomplished with no overnight stay in the hospital.
When Is Laparoscopic Surgery Required?
Laparoscopic surgery is typically prescribed by your OB-GYN to:
- Look for and potentially remove abnormal growths observed in the stomach or pelvis;
- Search for and treat disorders such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, or pelvic inflammatory disease;
- Identify conditions that can make it difficult for a woman to become pregnant;
- Determine if cancer in another part of the body has spread to the stomach area;
- Check for damage to internal organs following an injury or accident;
- Perform a tubal ligation procedure;
- Repair a hiatal or inguinal hernia;
- Determine the cause of sudden or chronic pelvic pain.
During laparoscopic surgery, general anesthesia is typically administered, but other types of anesthesia, such as spinal anesthesia, may be also used. Discuss what choice is best for you prior to your surgery.
During laparoscopic surgery, one or more small incisions are made in the belly. A hollow needle is inserted through the first incision and gas is slowly released into the needle to inflate the belly. The gas helps to lift the abdominal wall off of the inside organs so your OB-GYN has an unobstructed view.
A thin, lighted tube – known as a laparoscope – is then inserted into the incision to view the organs. Other tools are sometimes used to remove tissue samples, repair any damage, or drain cysts. A laser may also be attached to the laparoscope to aid with the surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery typically takes 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the work required, but can take longer if a condition such as endometriosis is located and needs treatment. Following laparoscopic surgery, a recovery period of 2 to 4 hours will be required and patients can resume normal activities the following day, with no strenuous activity or exercise for about a week.
If you’re interested in more information regarding Laparoscopic surgery and are in need of a reputable and personable OB-GYN, local residents rely on the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in Conroe, TX.
Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.
Are you looking for an ObGyn in The Woodlands TX?
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands