Gynecology Laparoscopic Surgery The laparoscope has been one of the key advances in surgery, making minimally invasive surgery possible. In the field of gynecology, it has become possible to complete nearly any surgery via the laparoscope.  The major benefit of laparoscopic surgery is that it only requires a few small incisions. This means less pain and external scarring.  Also, healing may be faster than traditional, open surgery.  Another advantage is that the images created by the laparoscope are magnified when they appear on the monitor. This gives the surgeon more detail about the tissues than might be available using traditional surgery. A laparoscope is a thin, fiber-optic tube that has a tiny video camera at its tip. The laparoscope is inserted through a small incision, generally but not always, in the navel, and guided to the problem area. The surgeon then inserts tiny surgical instruments through other small incisions to perform the procedure.  After the incision is made and the laparoscope inserted, the surgeon looks at the images being captured by the laparoscope on a monitor similar to a television screen. This enables the surgeon to check the organ and surrounding tissues, take samples for examination under a microscope or even remove a tumor (instruments for cutting and removing tissue are part of the procedure). Laparoscopic surgery can be used to treat: Uterine fibroids Heavy menstrual bleeding (abnormal menstrual bleeding) Ovarian cysts/benign tumors Structural abnormalities of the uterus/vagina Pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence Endometriosis Pelvic pain Pelvic adhesions Ectopic pregnancy Cervical cancer Tumors Uterine cancer Location 378 South Branch Road Suite 403 Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (908) 369-0970 Gyn - Home Birth Control Pill - Facts Abnormal PAP smears - FAQs Laparoscopic Surgery