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, performs most of his procedures laparoscopically, giving his 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 needs 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 doesn’t need to resort to open surgery in order to gain a better view of the treatment area. Using a small incision, he threads the camera through and follows the images on a video monitor.

If he finds something he needs to treat, Dr. Fahmy turns to tiny, specialized tools that he threads through other small incisions and, using the camera, performs the work remotely using the video monitor to guide him in real time.

What can laparoscopy be used for?

Dr. Fahmy uses 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 uses 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 prefers 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 is able to perform most of these procedures at his 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 at every stage of the procedure. In these cases, you’re free to go home the same day, but Dr. Fahmy is 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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