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5 Reasons To Choose Laparoscopy Over Conventional Treatment

Do you need gynecologic surgery? It’s normal to be worried about undergoing a major procedure, but gone are the days where open surgery, large incisions, and long recovery times were necessary.

Laparoscopy, a type of minimally invasive surgery, is a revolutionary technique that reduces trauma for faster recovery — and it could be a good option for you. At OB-GYN Associates of Marietta, we offer laparoscopic surgery for a range of gynecologic conditions. 

Here’s what you should know about how it works and why it’s worth considering.

Understanding laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique that involves making small incisions in your abdomen, then inserting a camera and surgical instruments through the incisions. The camera is called a laparoscope, and it gives your surgeon a clear view of your internal organs, without the need for a large incision.

The camera projects a live video onto a screen in the operating room, and your surgeon watches the screen while performing precise maneuvers inside your body. This method minimizes trauma to your surgical site, and it's a flexible procedure to treat a variety of health conditions.

Laparoscopy for gynecologic conditions

When it comes to women’s health care, laparoscopy has revolutionized diagnosis and treatment of many common gynecologic issues. Our team may recommend laparoscopy to diagnose infertility issues, determine the cause of pelvic pain, and examine specific parts of your reproductive system.

Depending on your diagnosis, laparoscopy can also be part of treatment. We can use this technique to remove masses, perform hysterectomies, and more. 

No matter the reason you’re undergoing laparoscopy, it allows our team to visualize your pelvic organs in detail, accurately identify abnormalities, and perform necessary interventions with precision.

The benefits of choosing laparoscopy

Because laparoscopy is minimally invasive surgery, it comes with significant benefits for patients.

1. Less pain

Unlike traditional open surgery, which involves cutting through layers of muscle and tissue, laparoscopic incisions are smaller and cause less trauma around your surgical site. That means laparoscopy often comes with less postoperative pain — right after the procedure and as your body heals.

2. Less blood loss

Laparoscopy utilizes precise movements, specialized instruments, and cauterization to minimize bleeding. 

Compared to traditional treatments that rely on large incisions, laparoscopic procedures have less intraoperative blood loss and a lower risk of related complications, like a need for blood transfusion.

3. Lower risk of infection

Infection is a concern following any surgical procedure — but laparoscopy offers a significantly lower risk of postoperative infections compared to open surgery. 

That’s because smaller incisions minimize the chances of your internal organs getting exposed to external contaminants, lowering the likelihood of bacterial contamination and surgical site infection.

4. Faster healing

One of the biggest advantages of laparoscopy is that it promotes faster healing compared to conventional surgery. Smaller incisions mean less tissue damage and shorter hospital stays. Plus, less trauma to your abdominal muscles lets you resume your daily routines sooner.

5. Reduced scarring

For many patients, the aesthetic outcome of surgery is an important consideration, too. Traditional open procedures leave large, noticeable scars, but those left by laparoscopy are minimal. 

The incisions are so small that they heal quickly and often fade over time, leaving behind barely visible scars or even no visible scarring at all.

So if you need gynecology surgery, it’s worth considering laparoscopy over conventional treatment. It could be a safer, more effective alternative — and we’re here to help you learn about your options. Schedule a consultation at our offices in Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia, to get started.

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