Dr. Elinor Zhou is a gastroenterologist who provides care for general digestive disorders including colon
cancer screening and prevention, GERD, dyspepsia, altered bowel
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Diagnostic pelvic laparoscopy is a procedure in which a surgeon inserts a tube-like viewing device, called a laparascope, inside the female abdomen to see the reproductive organs.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists are experienced and skilled in a variety of treatments including operative laparoscopy.
Operative laparoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, lighted tube known as a laparoscope. The laparoscope is used to treat abnormal conditions of the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. Operative laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery and often does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
During operative laparoscopy, a small incision is made in the abdominal area and is used as an entry point for a laparoscope. Mercy’s gynecologists are experienced in single-incision laparoscopy surgery (SILS), in which a single incision is made in the belly button only and the entire surgical scar is then concealed by the belly button. After the incision is made, the abdominal region is filled with carbon dioxide gas, which helps move the abdominal wall and any organs out of the way, allowing for better visibility. Additional instruments are then inserted through the laparoscope in order to complete the surgical procedure.
In some cases, surgeons may use diagnostic laparoscopy prior to operative laparoscopy in order to examine and diagnose gynecologic conditions.
Operative laparoscopy may be used to treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions including:
The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will use your medical history, risk factor and a thorough examination to help determine whether operative laparoscopy is a suitable treatment option for your condition.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Beman Khulpateea is a Fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist, providing advanced surgical options for women facing the challenge of a GYN cancer diagnosis.
While some of the symptoms may be concerning, perimenopause is not something to fear.