Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Mercy doctors offer a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that cures most patients and saves lives. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus and can lead to permanent liver damage if untreated.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advanced treatments for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.
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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 gynecologists of The Institute for Gynecologic Care utilize diagnostic hysteroscopy in order to examine patients and develop an appropriate treatment plan for a wide variety of gynecologic conditions and disorders.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, lighted tube known as a laparoscope, to examine abnormal conditions of the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often recommended when other diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound and X-ray, cannot confirm the cause of a condition. Diagnostic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery and often does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.
During diagnostic laparoscopy, a small incision is made in the abdominal area and is used as an entry point for a laparoscope. 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. In some cases, surgeons may perform operative laparoscopy following a diagnostic laparoscopy, eliminating the need for an additional surgery.
Diagnostic laparoscopy may be used to diagnose a wide range of gynecologic conditions including:
The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will help determine if a diagnostic laparoscopy is a suitable diagnostic tool 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.
Hyung S. Ryu, M.D., is a highly skilled gynecologic surgeon, providing treatment of ovarian, cervical and uterine cancers at Mercy.
Chante learned that she had endometriosis after visiting Dr. Meghan Lynch for a second opinion.