Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis
In some cases, surgery might be the best option to reduce or relieve pelvic pain. Surgery may be required to remove adhesions, fibroids, or endometriosis.
Laparoscopy is the most common procedure used to diagnose and remove endometriosis. Instead of using a large abdominal incision, laparoscopy involves a small incision in the belly button or lower abdomen. Carbon dioxide is then pumped into your abdomen to help the surgeon see your organs more easily. Depending on your condition, Dr. Sullivan may also take tissue samples, remove scar tissue, repair your uterus, or remove your ovaries.
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery compared with open abdominal surgery include less tissue trauma and scarring and smaller incisions along with being able to have an outpatient procedure or a shorter hospital stay and a shorter recovery time. The procedure usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. You will likely be able to return to your normal activities in 1 week, maybe longer.
Many procedures can be performed onsite in our accredited, state-of-the-art Surgical Center, decreasing the stress and expense of checking into the hospital.
Dr Sullivan is a highly experienced and well-trained surgeon, supported by licensed RNs and certified medical assistants. Our Staff will work with you and your insurance company to pre-authorize your procedure and promptly schedule you for treatment.