Maurice Leibman, M.D. & Associates

Board Certified Gynecologist & Certified North American Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) located in Houston, TX

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery offers a way for women who need surgery for gynecological issues to experience a relatively quick recovery, minimal blood loss, and fewer complications. Board-certified gynecologist Maurice Leibman, MD, MSc, FACOG, NCMP, of Maurice Leibman, M.D. & Associates in Houston, Texas, provides a compassionate bedside manner while applying advanced techniques and laparoscopic technologies in the operating room. If you have a pelvic organ condition, call the office to set up a consultation, or book an appointment using the online tool to learn about laparoscopic interventions.

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery uses a tool called a laparoscope to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery causes little postoperative discomfort and minimal recovery time as compared to conventional open surgery.

A laparoscope is a small instrument with an attached camera. Dr. Leibman inserts it into your body through tiny incisions so that he is able to see tissue that is damaged or needs to be removed. The camera projects a large image onto a screen in the operating room, so the doctor gets a better view of the inside of your reproductive organs and can complete your procedure with absolute precision.

What types of gynecological issues require laparoscopic surgery?

A number of gynecological issues that arise throughout your life may require laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is sometimes used as a diagnostic tool, to view fibroids or patches of endometriosis. Laparoscopic surgery can be used to remove these offending tissues, too. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive way to perform a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, as well.

Laparoscopy is especially suited to removing ovarian cysts, diagnosing and treating endometriosis, and diagnosing causes of pelvic pain.

During surgery, the doctor makes small cuts in your abdomen and insufflates gas into the abdomen to visualize the pelvic organs, make a diagnosis, and often treat the condition. Once the procedure is completed the doctor closes the incisions with dissolvable stitches.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery offers numerous advantages compared to conventional open surgery.

This minimally invasive technique results in:

Less pain
Shorter hospital stays
Reduced blood loss
Smaller incisions and less scarring
Less risk of infection
Quicker recovery

Laparoscopic procedures usually take place on an outpatient basis, meaning you go home the same day. If you do require a hospital stay, it’s generally one night, and you go home the next morning. You will need someone to drive you home in most cases because of the sedatives used during the procedure.

What is recovery from laparoscopic surgery like?

Recovery is relatively quick following laparoscopic surgery. You may resume many of your normal daily activities in the first days after surgery but will need to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting until Dr. Leibman says it’s okay.

If you have a gynecological issue that may need surgery, call the office of Maurice Leibman, M.D. & Associates for a consultation, or book online to learn about laparoscopic options.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. We verify each patient's insurance plan prior to appointment. If the plan is not on the list, we will verify the network status. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. We verify each patient's insurance plan prior to appointment. If the plan is not on the list, we will verify the network status. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.
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