We Provide Laparoscopy Diagnostic Exams in Chicago
Reproductive Medicine Institute Offers Laparoscopic Surgery
If your doctor has recommended laparoscopic surgery as part of your treatment plan, you may not know what your next steps should be. Our caring team of specialists is proud to provide patients in the Chicago area with reliable laparoscopy diagnostic services. Reproductive Medicine Institute has trustworthy specialists on staff who have over 20 years of experience performing these procedures. We look forward to helping you find the answers you need and are committed to supporting you through this process. If you are in need of laparoscopy or have questions for our doctors, give us a call today.
What Is a Laparoscopic Surgery?
A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive, same-day surgical procedure that is used for more extensive examinations of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. This procedure aims not only to evaluate these pelvic organs but also to correct any abnormality that may have been previously discovered. If your doctor has pinpointed a cause for concern during a transvaginal ultrasound, sonohysterogram, or hysterosalpingogram, they may recommend a laparoscopy for treatment. This procedure requires general anesthesia and is performed in our surgical center.
When Are Laparoscopy Diagnostics Used for Treating Infertility?
Laparoscopies may be recommended for the treatment of some infertility issues. They can be useful in situations where problems would have been misdiagnosed otherwise. Laparoscopies are often successful in increasing a patient’s chances of conception. Our experienced specialists are able to diagnose and treat the following at our surgical center:
What Does A Laparoscopy Surgery Involve?
During the procedure, your doctor will make small incisions in the abdomen, through which a laparoscope (small, thin camera) and other instruments are placed. Carbon dioxide gas is then instilled into the abdomen to allow for your provider to visualize the pelvic and abdominal organs, as well as any pathology.
What Are the Risks of Laparoscopy Surgery?
There are a few complications to be aware of before moving forward with a laparoscopy. Every patient is different, and your doctor will make sure to discuss risks associated with your unique situation during your consultation. Some of the commonly experienced complications with laparoscopy include the following:
- Infection or skin irritation at the incision site
- Bladder infection
- Hematomas in the abdominal walls
- Urine retention
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- General anesthesia complication
Contact Reproductive Medicine Institute for Laparoscopy Diagnostics
Laparoscopies provide a comprehensive look at your reproductive organs and can be crucial for treating some infertility issues. We understand this procedure may seem daunting. Our doctors are here to provide you with a support system you can rely on and trust throughout the process. If you could benefit from a laparoscopy or have any questions for our team of specialists, we encourage you to reach out to our office today. We would be happy to help you schedule an initial consultation at our Chicago location.