long is the typical stay for any laparoscopic procedure?
| Most patients
with a laparoscopic procedure, with no complications, stay from
What if I have complications during
|Your doctor will
discuss with you any additional needs that arise while you are
being monitored after your procedure. The length of your stay
is determined by your physician.
What do I need to pack for my hospital
|Patients may want
to bring their toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, brush/comb,
laptop, cellphone and charger, as well as any other items the
patient may need for the 24-48 hour stay in the hospital. Wireless
internet is available at the Medical Center.
What are the visiting hours?
Can small children visit me in the
How does my family or visitors get
to the Women's Services floor?
|We are located
in the East tower of The Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Take the East elevators and we are on the third floor.
Where should my family or visitors
|We suggest patient's
family or visitors park in the Green Parking deck, located across
from the main entrance on Hemlock Street.
Can I get my parking ticket validated?
|Yes, your parking
ticket can be validated in the Surgery Center only on the day
of surgery. Women's Services cannot validate parking tickets.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Women's Services offers an array of minimally invasive procedures
for both benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Minimally
invasive surgery has many benefits compared to traditional procedures.
Patients can usually return to their life sooner, experience less
pain after surgery, and have smaller skin incisions. Multiple gynecologic
procedures and surgeries that are routinely cared for in Women's
- Removal of the uterus (laparoscopic hysterectomy)
- Removal of fibroids (laparoscopic myomectomy)
- Surgical treatment of ovarian cysts (laparoscopic
- Treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence and
pelvic organ prolapse
- Treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain
Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) is an advanced
minimally invasive approach in which the surgeon operates almost
exclusively through a single entry point, typically the patient's
navel. Advantages of LESS include better cosmetic results from a
hidden scar under the belly button, less pain after surgery resulting
in the need to use less pain medications, quicker recover time and
fewer complications from fewer incisions. LESS surgery is available
for women with:
- Ovarian cysts
- Tubal ligations
- Pelvic masses
- Removal of ovaries
- Early stage endometrial and ovarian cancers
The Medical Center of Central Georgia offers state of the art technology
with the da
Vinci Robotic Surgical System for women's gynecological surgeries.
Our physicians are skilled and trained to operate through small,
dime-sized abdominal incisions and direct robot arms
to perform the surgery through a variety of tiny surgical instruments.
Seated at a console, the physician views the surgical area through
a tiny endoscopic camera that reveals three-dimensional images magnified
at 14 times greater than what the human eye can see. The controls
at the console allow the physician to move the robotic arms
eliminating the natural tremor of even the steadiest human hands.
- Cancer staging (cervical, endometrial, and ovarian)
- Hysterectomy for large fibroid uteri
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Removal of pelvic masses