Findlay Women's Care -  - OB-GYN

Findlay Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Findlay, OH


When you have certain gynecological conditions that aren’t getting better with medication or other forms of treatment, you might end up needing surgery. Laparoscopic procedures offer minimally invasive surgical options that have fewer risks and shorter recovery times. At Findlay Women’s Care, Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, and Dr. Kimberlee Perkins provide laparoscopy for women in Findlay, Ohio who need surgical treatment.

Laparoscopy Q & A

How is laparoscopy different from open surgery?

Traditional or open surgical procedures involve large incisions, which increase the risk of scarring and complications, such as excessive bleeding and infections. This type of surgery also has a longer recovery time and requires a longer hospital stay.

Laparoscopic procedures involve smaller incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, less soreness, and fewer risks. Your gynecologist at Findlay Women’s Care might recommend laparoscopy if you need surgery.

What kinds of laparoscopic procedures are available?

At Findlay Women’s Care, your gynecologist might recommend one of the following laparoscopic procedures after evaluating your condition:

  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or pelvic pain
  • Laparoscopy to treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or pelvic pain
  • Laparoscopy to remove pelvic masses

What can I expect during laparoscopy?

During your procedure, your gynecologist makes a small incision and places a tiny camera inside it. This camera provides your gynecologist with a view of the surgical site for diagnostic or treatment purposes.

Your gynecologist then makes another incision and places tiny surgical instruments inside it to treat your condition. Depending on the type of procedure you have, this might involve removing your uterus, uterine fibroids, endometrial tissue, or pelvic masses.

How long is the recovery process after laparoscopy?

Your recovery period should be shorter than it would be after open surgery. The exact time it takes depends on the type of procedure you’re having and the severity of your condition.

You might need to limit certain activities until your gynecologist tells you it’s safe to resume them. That gives your body time to heal without placing any strain on it that could affect healing.

What is the recovery process like after laparoscopy?

Your gynecologist will give you detailed instructions on caring for your incisions after surgery. That involves keeping them clean, which helps reduce the risk of infections.

If you notice redness, pain, discharge, or other signs of an infection, contact your gynecologist right away. You’ll need to let your body rest and restrict some activities for about a week or two after laparoscopy. Your gynecologist will let you know when it’s safe to resume them.

If you need more information on laparoscopy, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to set up an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins today.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

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Findlay Women's Care
1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-420-0904
Fax: (419) 420-1893
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