Laparoscopy Q&A


When you need a diagnosis for the cause of your stomach pain, you may benefit from a minimally invasive laparoscopy procedure. At her surgical practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS offers comprehensive surgical care, including laparoscopy procedures. Dr. Seman can use this surgical technique to repair hernias or diagnose pain in your pelvic or abdominal region using only small incisions. Learn more about the benefits of laparoscopy procedures today by calling the office directly or using the online booking feature.

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique to treat a number of health issues. This type of surgery can also be a useful diagnostic tool for exploring issues affecting your internal organs and other structures.

Dr. Seman may recommend a laparoscopy to take a closer look at your:

  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Gallbladder

Laparoscopy also is useful for checking the health of your reproductive organs and identifying the cause of stomach pain.

This minimally invasive surgical method requires only small incisions through which Dr. Seman inserts a slender tube that features a high-intensity light and camera. This camera and light system transmits high-resolution images to an external monitor Dr. Seman views to perform the surgery.

How is a laparoscopy procedure performed?

Dr. Seman can administer a mild sedative or general anesthesia, depending on the nature of your surgery, to keep you comfortable.

If she needs to make repairs during the procedure, she inserts small surgical tools through the slender tube. Watching the monitor, she can make necessary repairs to your organs or other internal structures.

What are the benefits of laparoscopy?

Because this surgical technique requires only small incisions near the treatment area, you can expect to recover faster from surgery than you might a traditional open surgery. In many cases, Dr. Seman performs laparoscopic surgeries on an outpatient basis.

Laparoscopy also allows Dr. Seman to perform more complex procedures with greater precision.

Other benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk for infection

Dr. Seman can determine if you’re a good candidate for laparoscopy based on your health history and the reason for your surgery.

Book a consultation using the online system or call the West Bloomfield Township office today to learn more about laparoscopy.

How do I prepare for laparoscopy?

Dr. Seman provides comprehensive information to prepare you for your surgery. You may need to stop taking certain prescription or over-the-counter medications several days before your procedure.

If you’re undergoing anesthesia, you shouldn’t eat or drink for at least eight hours before your surgery time. Also, be sure to bring a family member or friend to drive you home and care for you for a few hours after your laparoscopy.

Find out more about the benefits of laparoscopic surgery as a treatment or diagnostic tool for your health conditions by calling Dr. Seman’s office directly or using the online booking feature.

Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS
6900 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 204
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Phone: 248-757-2050
Fax: 678-666-9386
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