Laparoscopy Specialist

Aster OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

Laparoscopy is not necessarily new, but its applications have broadened considerably over the past two decades, allowing doctors to diagnose and treat a host of problems that used to require more invasive measures. At Aster OB/GYN, Farris Fahmy, MD, FACOG and Dr. Ravikumar perform most of their procedures laparoscopically, giving their patients minimally invasive solutions for many gynecological issues. If you’d like to learn more about laparoscopy, call the Upper West Side, New York, office or use the online form to schedule a consultation.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a technique in which Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar need only a few small incisions — usually only a half-inch in length — to perform diagnostic and treatment functions. Thanks to a tiny camera equipped with a light, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar do not need to resort to open surgery in order to gain a better view of the treatment area. Using a small incision, they thread the camera through and follow the images on a video monitor.

If they find something they need to treat, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar turn to tiny, specialized tools that they thread through other small incisions and, using the camera, perform the work remotely using the video monitor to guide them in real-time.

What can laparoscopy be used for?

Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar use laparoscopy to evaluate and diagnose a wide range of gynecological issues, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Heavy or abnormal bleeding
  • Ovarian tumors
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Incontinence

After diagnosis, Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar use laparoscopic techniques to perform procedures, such as:

  • A hysterectomy to remove your uterus
  • Removal of your ovaries
  • Tubal ligation reversal
  • Adhesion removal
  • Organ prolapse
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Fibroid and cyst removal

What are the advantages of laparoscopy?

There are many advantages with laparoscopy, which is why Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar prefer this technique. Some of these advantages include:

  • Less risk of infection
  • Less recovery and downtime
  • Less tissue damage
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring

One of the biggest advantages of this technique is that Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar are able to perform most of these procedures at their office at Aster OB/GYN. This means that you don’t need to go to a hospital and you’re under the vigilant care of Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar at every stage of the procedure. In these cases, you’re free to go home the same day, but Dr. Fahmy and Dr. Ravikumar are on call for any questions or situations that may arise in the days and weeks following your laparoscopic procedure.

 

If you’re concerned about highly invasive gynecological procedures, call Aster OB/GYN to learn more about the laparoscopic techniques that are available to you. Or, you can fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

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