Laparoscopy | White Plains Hospital

Laparoscopy

At White Plains Hospital, our experienced and board-certified surgical staff offers a wide range of services and procedures for our patients. In our state-of-the-art surgical suites, White Plains Hospital's skilled surgeons perform more minimally-invasive and robotic surgery than any other hospital in Westchester County. Our physicians are leaders in minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery, and employ the latest equipment and procedures in their work. They have trained at major academic medical centers throughout the US.

Laparoscopies are done by a surgeon who uses a thin, lighted tube which is put through an incision in the abdomen to examine the intestines or the female pelvic organs. Additional smaller incisions can be made to accommodate light sources or other tools. Laparoscopies are used to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids and infection. Tissue samples taken from the surgery through the tube can also be biopsied. In many cases, laparoscopy can be a less invasive surgical alternative than other techniques which require open incisions and overnight stays in the hospital.

Laparoscopies are done to check for abnormal growths in the pelvis, to diagnose or treat conditions such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or to repair a hiatal or inguinal hernia. Surgeons may also do a laparoscopy to find cysts, fibroids or infections that may complicate fertility, or to check for damage to internal organs after injury or accident. With laparoscopy, surgeons can remove organs such as the uterus, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries or appendix through a tiny incision.

To find out more information about surgical procedures at White Plains Hospital, please visit our Surgical Services page. To find a surgeon at White Plains Hospital, please contact our Physician Referral Service at 914-681-1010, or search our online physician database.