A fiber optic telescope called a laparoscope is inserted into the Female’s abdomen below the navel to look for endometriosis, scarring, adhesions, and other pelvic disease. At times, the procedure is performed to look for the cause of pelvic pain or infertility, and is called a “diagnostic” laparoscopy. Once disease is identified, however, the surgeon should be capable of performing an “operative” laparoscopy, and actually treat the disease. Instruments such as laser can be useful in some cases to treat adhesions and endometriosis. The primary advantages of laparoscopy include rapid patient recovery (due to the extremely small incision) and decreased cost (since the patient nearly always goes home the same day). Aside from the treatment of extremely large fibroids, most pelvic surgery can be performed laparoscopically.
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Why RMA of New York: Laparoscopy
For the past 20 years, RMA of New York has successfully facilitated the births of thousands of healthy babies for patients across the New York area. As the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, our team is dedicated to scientific discovery, medical excellence, and compassionate, patient-focused care. We are proud to be a member of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Mount Sinai Health System, which is recognized as a Center of Excellence by U.S. News & World Report.
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