Minimally Invasive Laparoscopy (Fullerton Ave, Chicago)

Women's Health Center of Chicago

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a valuable minimally invasive surgical technique that significantly contributes to women's health and overall well-being. It allows for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and improved outcomes for a range of gynecologic conditions. By utilizing small incisions and specialized instruments, laparoscopy minimizes surgical trauma, reduces recovery time, and enhances quality of life for women.

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Gynecological Surgery
Women's Health Center of Chicago

Laparoscopy

Gynecological Surgery

Laparoscopy is a valuable minimally invasive surgical technique that significantly contributes to women's health and overall well-being. It allows for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and improved outcomes for a range of gynecologic conditions. By utilizing small incisions and specialized instruments, laparoscopy minimizes surgical trauma, reduces recovery time, and enhances quality of life for women.

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Common Conditions

Laparoscopy can assist in diagnosing and treating various gynecologic conditions, including endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, pelvic adhesions, ectopic pregnancies, and infertility-related concerns. It provides a clear visualization of the pelvic organs, enabling Dr. Adeeb AlShahrour at the Women’s Health Center of Chicago to identify and address underlying issues accurately. Laparoscopy can also aid in fertility evaluations and tubal ligation procedures.

 

Benefits and Potential Outcomes

Laparoscopy offers several benefits for women’s health. It reduces scarring, minimizes postoperative pain, shortens hospital stays, and accelerates recovery compared to traditional open surgery. Women undergoing laparoscopic procedures often experience less discomfort, have smaller surgical scars, and return to their daily activities sooner. The potential outcomes include improved symptom relief, enhanced fertility outcomes, and a higher quality of life.

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Laparoscopy Procedure

(Before, During and After)

Before:

Before laparoscopy, a thorough evaluation and consultation with Dr. AlShahrour will be conducted. This will involve reviewing your medical history, discussing symptoms, and performing any necessary diagnostic tests, such as imaging or blood work. You may need to refrain from eating or drinking for a specific period before the procedure, as instructed by the medical team.

During:

Laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. Several small incisions, typically less than an inch in length, are made in the abdomen. Carbon dioxide gas is then introduced to create space for visualization. A laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera, is inserted through one of the incisions, allowing Dr. AlShahrour to examine the pelvic organs and perform necessary surgical interventions using specialized instruments.

After:

After laparoscopy, you will be monitored in a recovery area until the effects of anesthesia wear off. You may experience some abdominal discomfort and bloating due to the residual gas, but this is temporary. Pain medication will be prescribed to manage any postoperative pain. You will receive specific post-procedure instructions, including wound care, activity restrictions, and when to follow up with Dr. AlShahrour for a postoperative visit.

About Dr. Adeeb Alshahrour

Dr. Alshahrour is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist who provides compassionate care to women of all ages. He has years of experience in the field, and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. Dr. Alshahrour is committed to providing quality care that meets the needs of each individual patient.

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About Dr. Adeeb Alshahrour

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Dr. Alshahrour is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist who provides compassionate care to women of all ages. He has years of experience in the field, and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. Dr. Alshahrour is committed to providing quality care that meets the needs of each individual patient.

FAQ

Recovery times vary, but most women can resume normal activities within a few days to a week following laparoscopy. Strenuous activities may need to be avoided for a slightly longer period. Dr. AlShahrour will provide specific guidance based on your procedure and individual circumstances.

Laparoscopy involves making small incisions, resulting in minimal scarring. The incisions are typically placed in inconspicuous locations and will fade over time, becoming barely noticeable.

Like any surgical procedure, laparoscopy carries some risks, although they are relatively low. Potential complications may include bleeding, infection, damage to organs, or allergic reactions to anesthesia. Dr. AlShahrour will discuss these risks with you and take necessary precautions to minimize them.

Yes, laparoscopy can play a crucial role in evaluating and treating infertility-related conditions. It allows for the assessment of fallopian tubes, ovaries, and pelvic structures, aiding in the identification and treatment of issues affecting fertility.

The duration of a laparoscopy procedure varies depending on the complexity of the condition being treated. It can range from 30 minutes to a few hours. Dr. AlShahrour will provide you with an estimated duration during your consultation.

Some mild discomfort or pain in the abdomen is common after laparoscopy. This can be managed with prescribed pain medication. The level of discomfort varies among individuals but generally subsides within a few days.

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