Dr. Eric Tabas is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and a clinical professor at UCSF, with extensive knowledge of Laparoscopic Surgery. The recovery with a laparoscopic surgery is much less painful and faster- see if this might be the best option for you.
Laparoscopic surgery is often times called belly button surgery. It is surgery performed through small incisions using a specialized telescope typically through the belly button and with smaller incisions typically located on the lower abdomen. The laparoscope acts as the eyes and the smaller incisions on the lower abdomen act as the surgeon's hands. In this manner were are able to perform surgery from diagnostic all the way through to hysterectomy for our patients. The benefit is a faster recovery with less pain and better cosmetic results. Although not for all patients, the opportunities to perform laparoscopic surgery are expanding all the time. The risks are similar to open surgery but with less pain and a faster recovery. Dr. Tabas is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and a clinical professor at UCSF and is a skilled laparoscopic surgeon teaching others about the finer points of laparoscopic surgery.
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