Laparobotic Surgery and Gynecological Disorders

A woman’s anatomy is complex, especially in the pelvic region. This is the area that is especially susceptible to problems relating to the urinary tract and childbirth. Laparobotic surgery is particularly beneficial for these types of gynecological issues because it is much less invasive than other surgical methods.

A Woman’s Anatomy

The pelvic region of a woman contains the uterus, vagina, and bladder, all complex and delicate organs with a network of support structures. They are vulnerable to injury from childbirth and during gynecologic surgery.

One of the most common reasons for injury is simply the fact that when delivering a child, the organs in a woman’s pelvic area can easily become distorted.

Injury can quickly happen during surgery, as well. For example, the tube that takes urine from the kidney to the bladder, called the ureter, is located very close to the blood vessels that a surgeon needs to cut to remove the uterus. In fact, it takes very little heat, tension or even distortion to cause leakage or a narrowing of this precious tube.

Types of Gynecological-Related Injuries and Disorders

All types of injuries incurred to the urinary tract can be difficult to detect. Because the bladder sits on top of the uterus and the vagina, it is easily susceptible to problems during gynecologic surgery, even when the surgeon hasn’t touched it.

Pain and bloating in the abdomen after surgery may be the first indicator of an injury. When a patient produces less urine after surgery, injury is often the culprit.

It may take years after childbirth for a woman to show symptoms of injury, including prolapse of the small intestine, bladder, urethra, vagina, or rectum.

Treatment Options

Laparobotic surgery is one of the best treatment options for many of these gynecological-associated injuries, as it is minimally invasive, reduces surgical trauma, and offers superior precision and accuracy.

A highly skilled surgeon trained in urologic laparoscopy can repair delicate tissues affected by urinary injuries with precision and in the least invasive way possible. Taking the time to find a surgeon with the requisite training and experience can assure a woman of successful treatment.

Even if the original surgery was not done laparoscopically, laparobotic surgery is most often the best method for repairing the problem. For example, ureteral injuries have the best chance for effective repair through laparoscopic ureteral re-implantation. This type of surgery also works well for repairing a vesicovaginal fistula, which in the past required either a vaginal or an abdominal incision. It is minimally invasive and provides optimal access to the abdominal region.

In many instances of vaginal prolapse, laparobotic surgery is the best approach, often in combination with more traditional surgical methods.

If you have any questions about how laparobotic surgery can help you or someone you know with a gynecological disorder, contact us here, or call (404) 705-5201.