Laparoscopy lets the doctor see your reproductive organs close up. After you are given the anesthesia, small incisions are made in your abdomen. This way, the laparoscope and other surgical tools can be inserted to perform the procedure.
Your doctor needs to see your reproductive organs clearly during surgery. To do this, your abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas or another type of gas. Sometimes, a device is inserted in the vagina to lift the uterus. This helps your doctor see your organs better while looking at them on a screen.
Before laparoscopy, your doctor can explain the possible risks and complications. They include:
Damage to blood vessels, nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures
Risks of anesthesia
The need for a larger incision
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Dr. Marsha Bornt started seeing me when I was in my early twenties (20 years ago). After seeing many doctors, she was the 1st doctor to diagnose me with endometriosis. I went on to have many laparoscopies with her over the years. In my thirties I moved about 45-50 min away from Apple Hill, so I ended up seeing another doctor who performed another laparoscopy...
Staff was very friendly and professional. I had a few questions that the doctor was more than happy to answer for me. I got all that needed to be done in a very timely manner. I was very pleased with my visit. Trying to find a parking spot was very frustrating though. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
I am always glad to meet with Dr. Bornt. She is very pleasant and makes sure she has answered all your questions or concerns. She is very thorough in her approach about your medical history . . .wants only the best for you as her patient.