Surgical procedures may be required for some women who are experiencing problems with their reproductive health. Fortunately, today’s technology makes it easier than ever to get less invasive procedures performed, reducing the risk of infection and improving the rate at which recovery occurs. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, patients in the McKinney, TX area can learn more about surgical procedures achieved using laparoscopic surgery.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Many surgical procedures can be extremely invasive and carry many risks and side effects. However, with the team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN in McKinney, TX, patients have another option to consider: laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed with a device called a laparoscope. This special instrument is a long, slender scope that is inserted into the body through a small incision. The device has a camera which allows the doctor to see into the body using a television screen in the operating room. Many procedures can be performed with the laparoscope.
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
There are several advantages to undergoing medical procedure using the laparoscope. First and foremost, there is only one incision required, and it is often small enough to greatly reduce the risk of scarring. Because laparoscopy is less invasive than traditional surgeries, it also requires no hospital stays, shorter recovery times, and a reduced risk of post-surgical infection. While the procedure may take more time than traditional surgeries, it is still recommended in many situations because of the benefits.
What conditions may be diagnosed and treated with laparoscopic surgery?
Below are just a few of the concerns that can be addressed with a laparoscope and/or laparoscopic surgery:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Infertility concerns
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Ovarian cysts
Request your appointment today
If you are interested in laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to more invasive procedures, we welcome you to book an appointment with Dr. Craig Ranch and his team in McKinney, TX. Patients are welcome to book an appointment by calling (214) 544-6600 and speaking with our professionals at the office, conveniently located at 7900 Henneman Way, Ste. 100.