Dr. Rafael Haciski, MD, FACOG has been performing laparoscopic procedures since 1977 because of their value in diagnosing and treating many gynecologic problems. Dr. Haciski currently provides laparoscopy to women in the Naples, Florida as an alternative to more invasive surgical methods, offering the benefits of shorter recovery and fewer complications. To learn more, call Advanced Gynecology or book an appointment online today.
A laparoscope is a slender tool fitted with a light and a video camera that provides Dr. Haciski with a magnified view of your internal structures. Laparoscopy can be used in a diagnostic setting, helping Dr. Haciski identify fibroids, cysts, or endometriosis. He can also use it while treating specific conditions.
For some procedures, laparoscopy has made the laparotomy, a major open surgery, obsolete; laparoscopy is minimally invasive and requires just a tiny incision.
Dr. Haciski uses laparoscopy for both diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, the procedure starts out as a diagnostic measure then evolve into an operative laparoscopy if Dr. Haciski discovers a treatable condition.
The most common uses of laparoscopy include:
When the laparoscopy begins, you receive a pain blocker, anesthesia, and gas is introduced into the abdominal cavity (that allows Dr. Haciski to examine your internal structures). Dr. Haciski inserts the laparoscope through a tiny incision made near the navel.
You may need more than one incision, and diagnostic laparoscopies usually require fewer surgical incisions than treatment-based (operative) laparoscopies. If necessary, Dr. Haciski inserts tiny robotic surgical instruments, such as clamps or scissors, through the small incisions.
After the procedure is over, Dr. Haciski removes the instruments and releases the gas. He closes the cuts with dissolvable stitches.
You’ll be able to go home within hours of the procedure. Your discomfort should be minimal and your recovery time is usually less than a week.
If you’re in need of a laparoscopic procedure, Dr. Haciski has been an expert in the field for more than 30 years. Call the office or request an appointment online today.