Laparoscopy – The less invasive surgery

At Dr Khazaei’s practice in Elizabeth and Newark, laparoscopy is used to diagnose and treat several conditions and diseases in the pelvis and abdomen. A minimally invasive surgery and highly effective treatment, it can be performed under local or general anesthetic and most patients recover rapidly from surgery.

Why Is It Done?

Laparoscopy helps identify and treat a range of chronic gynecological conditions and diseases related to the female reproductive system including pelvic pain and ovarian cysts.

Benefits of laparoscopy

As minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy brings many benefits compared to traditional surgery. Unlike in traditional surgery where the incisions are large, laparoscopic incisions are minute. This means:

  • Less trauma and pain and reduced post-operative discomfort
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker healing and recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer scars
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Minimal internal scarring
  • Faster return to daily activities

Call our offices in Elizabeth and Newark, NJ to see if you can benefit.

What to expect

Laparoscopy is often done as outpatient surgery and you can go home the same day, once you recover from the surgery.

Before the procedure

You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours before the surgery. You will also need to sign a consent form.

During the procedure

Laparoscopy is done with general anesthesia. Your doctor will make a small incision near the belly button and insert the laparoscope. The abdominal cavity is filled with gas for a better view of the internal organs on a screen via the camera in the laparoscope. One or more incisions could be made if other surgical instruments need to be inserted.
The instruments are then removed and the incisions are closed with stitches, which may automatically dissolve or need to be removed by Dr. Khazaei.

After the procedure

You can usually return to your normal routine within a week after the surgery. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for a week and follow instructions on how to take care of the surgical wounds.

Laparoscopy is a safe procedure Schedule an appointment at Dr. Khazaei's offices in Elizabeth or Newark today.