Laparoscopy Specialist

Genesys Women OBGYN

Dama A. Ziworitin, MD

OBGYN located in Sugar Land, TX

If you experience pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, or other symptoms of a gynecological condition, Dama A. Ziworitin, MD, and her expert team at Genesys Women OBGYN in Sugar Land, Texas, can help. They offer laparoscopy to make a diagnosis, treat women’s health conditions, or relieve your symptoms. Schedule an appointment with Genesys Women OBGYN over the phone or online today.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Ziworitin and her team use a thin lighted tube to view the inside of your pelvis and reproductive organs – including your uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other internal organs. 

She might recommend the procedure if you experience abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility, or other unusual symptoms.

What is laparoscopy used for?

Laparoscopy helps your OB/GYN team diagnose or treat women’s health conditions, such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Fallopian tube blockage
  • Polyps
  • Fibroids
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Infertility

Common laparoscopic procedures available at Genesys Women OBGYN include cancer staging, hysterectomy, fibroid or polyp removal, displaced endometrial tissue removal, tubal ligation, and more.

What are the benefits of laparoscopy?

Some of the numerous benefits associated with laparoscopy versus traditional open surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Faster healing
  • Less bleeding
  • A lower risk of complications

The Genesys Women OBGYN team uses advanced, innovative equipment and procedures during each laparoscopic procedure to offer you the best outcome.

Is laparoscopy right for me?

To determine if laparoscopy is the right procedure for you, Dr. Ziworitin and her team review your medical history and symptoms. She completes a pelvic exam and might recommend blood tests, ultrasound, or other imaging procedures.

What happens during the procedure?

To prepare for laparoscopy, arrange for someone to drive you home. Avoid eating and drinking after midnight the night before surgery.

Your provider gives you general anesthesia to keep you asleep during surgery. Dr. Ziworitin makes a tiny incision in your pelvic area. She inserts a laparoscope, or thin lighted tube, to view the inside of your organs and diagnose your condition or complete a surgical procedure. 

The length of time for the surgery depends on the type of procedure you have. It might last an hour or two, or up to several hours.

What should I expect during recovery?

You can usually go home the same day as laparoscopy but must have someone drive you there. Follow Dr. Ziworitin’s post-surgery instructions. Take medications as prescribed and get plenty of rest. 

You might experience vaginal bleeding for several weeks after surgery. Avoid sexual intercourse for at least a week and attend all follow-up appointments.

Don’t let unusual symptoms progress to serious women’s health complications. Schedule an appointment with Genesys Women OBGYN by phone or online today.