Laparoscopy Specialist

Damon Cobb Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Poway, CA

One of the most technologically advanced diagnostics and surgical methods, laparoscopy makes it much easier to undergo procedures than traditional, open surgery. At Damon Cobb OB/GYN in Poway, California, the skilled team of gynecologists performs laparoscopy for women of all ages in San Diego County. Farina Islam, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist, is certified in state-of-the-art laparoscopic surgery using the da Vinci® robotic system. To learn more about laparoscopy, call to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that your gynecologist at Damon Cobb OB/GYN uses to diagnose pelvic conditions or perform surgical procedures. Pelvic laparoscopy allows your doctor to view your reproductive organs using a thin tube and a camera that works like a tiny telescope.

During a laparoscopic procedure, your doctor inserts the tube through a small incision in your abdomen. This allows them to see your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other organs through the images the camera transmits to a computer screen. Your OB/GYN may recommend diagnostic pelvic laparoscopy to:

  • Determine the cause of abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Examine tissue masses
  • Look for fallopian tube blockage or other causes of infertility

Your doctor may also perform laparoscopy as a surgical procedure to perform a hysterectomy, remove fibroids, or treat urinary incontinence problems.

What is the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system?

The da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system is a breakthrough technology for gynecology surgeries. It allows your doctor to make just a few small incisions rather than one large one across your abdomen. The robotic assistance allows your OB/GYN to control tiny surgical instruments robotically so they move like a human hand, only with much more precision.

Dr. Islam performs robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures, such as:

  • Myomectomy to remove fibroids from your uterus
  • Endometriosis resection
  • Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
  • Hysterectomies for cancer or benign conditions

As a certified da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeon, Dr. Islam can provide women with the benefits of minimal discomfort, smaller scars from the incisions, and in some cases, a shorter recovery period.

What are the advantages of da Vinci laparoscopy for a hysterectomy?

For women who need a hysterectomy, da Vinci technology offers many advantages, including:

  • Lower risk of complications from surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions and smaller scars
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Lower risk of infection

You may also experience less pain and discomfort after a laparoscopic hysterectomy with the da Vinci robotic system.

To learn more about laparoscopic procedures for diagnostic or surgical purposes, schedule a consultation with Damon Cobb OB/GYN using the online booking tool or call the office today.