Laparoscopy Specialist

Her Medical Clinic

OB-GYNs located in Beverly Grove & Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. SIlver is skilled in using advanced techniques like laparoscopy to help women in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, get the diagnostic and surgical care they need without the risks associated with major surgery.

Laparoscopy Q & A

 What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that can help diagnose and manage a wide range of issues without the need for major surgery. The laparascopic technique uses a special instrument, called a laparoscope, inserted through a tiny incision in your abdomen. The instrument is equipped with a special camera that enables Dr. Silver to see the treatment area on a monitor.

Is laparoscopy better than traditional surgery?

Laparoscopy is much less invasive than traditional techniques, which means there are fewer risks and the recovery process is much faster. Plus, pain and discomfort following the procedure are minimized, and so is scarring. Less invasive procedures enable patients to resume their normal activities much more quickly.

What types of laparoscopic procedures does Dr. Silver perform?

Dr. Silver uses the laparascopic approach to diagnose and treat multiple conditions, including:

  • endometriosis

  • ectopic pregnancy

  • ovarian cysts

  • scar tissue

  • fertility problems

Laparoscopy is also frequently used to perform sterilization techniques such as tubal ligation or cauterization.

Will I be anesthetized during the procedure?

Most laparoscopic procedures are performed using sedation and local anesthetic. One of the benefits of laparoscopy is that it eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia.

What is recovery like? Will I be in a lot of discomfort?

Because it's minimally invasive, laparoscopy results in much less discomfort than traditional surgical techniques. You may have some mild back ache or cramping caused by the gas used to help visualize the area during the procedure, but these effects resolve in a day or two. Any other mild discomfort will also resolve within a few days.

Will I need to be hospitalized?

Most patients who undergo laparoscopy are able to return home within a few hours of the procedure. You'll need to rest for a few days to a week and avoid strenuous activity while you heal.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Silver accepts most PPO insurance providers.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medi-Cal
UnitedHealthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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