Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which abdominal operations are conducted through small incisions, rather than the larger incisions required in laparotomy. Because the incisions used in laparoscopic surgery are small, procedures that use this technique are typically safer and often result in reduced pain and a shorter recovery period. In fact, many patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery can go home the same day or the next morning.
Minimally-invasive surgery has become the mainstream in operating rooms nationwide, and the technique has gained enormous momentum within the specialty of gynecology. Today, laparoscopic surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by gynecologists, and can be used to address a number of gynecologic conditions that previously required large incisions, including: ovarian cystectomy, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), removal of an ectopic pregnancy and treatment of endometriosis or pelvic pain.
Laparoscopic surgery provides women with innovative, cutting-edge options when an operation is necessary due to certain gynecologic conditions, and in some cases, minimally-invasive surgery can effectively treat gynecological issues without requiring organ removal. Our specialists at GREFI are trained in the technique of laparoscopic surgery in Puerto Rico, and can answer any questions you may have about how the surgical technique can help in your individual situation.