Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a lighted viewing instrument (laparoscope) is inserted into the lower abdomen through a small incision, usually made below the navel. The abdomen is inflated with air injected through a needle, which pushes the wall of the abdomen away from the organs so the doctor can see them more clearly.

Laparoscopy may be used for both diagnosis and treatment. Incisions may be made so that other instruments, such as cutting devices or lasers, can be inserted to treat certain problems. With laparoscopy, the doctor can identify diseased organs, take tissue samples for biopsy, and remove abnormal growths.

Laparoscopy may allow a person to avoid more invasive open surgery that uses larger incisions. Compared to open surgery, it leaves smaller scars, is often less risky, and usually requires a shorter recovery period.

Laparoscopy is often used to diagnose and treat problems in the female reproductive organs, such as endometriosis, infertility, or tubal pregnancy. Tubal ligation (female sterilization) can also be done with laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopy may be used for a variety of procedures in both men and women, such as to remove the gallbladder.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who specialize in this treatment.

Robert T. Caffrey, MD, FACOG

Robert T. Caffrey

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Suzanne M. Eggers, MD, FACOG

Suzanne M. Eggers

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ward W. Ohlhausen, MD, FACOG

Ward W. Ohlhausen

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mindi S.T. Beahm, MD, FACS

Mindi S.T. Beahm

Independence, MO

  • General Surgery

Timothy J. Billharz, MD, FACOG

Timothy J. Billharz

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Timothy A. Hall, MD, FACOG

Timothy A. Hall

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kiersten M. Moreno, MD, FACOG

Kiersten M. Moreno

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tracia L. West, MD

Tracia L. West

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Locations

Independence Women’s Clinic

Independence Women’s Clinic
19550 East 39th Street
#300
Independence, MO 64057
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816-478-0220

Independence Surgical Clinic

Independence Surgical Clinic
19550 East 39th St S
#325
Independence, MO 64057
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816-373-4646

Northland Obstetrics and Gynecology

Northland Obstetrics and Gynecology
2529 Glenn Hendren Drive
Suite 200
Liberty, MO 64068
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816-781-7820