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Ectopic Pregnancy and the Laparoscopy
A pregancy that occurs in the fallopian tube as opposed to the uterus which is the normal location for a pregnancy to occur, is known as an ectopic pregnancy. Should a patient have pain in her lower abdomen during pregancy, the physician may evaluate her for an ectopic pregnancy. The pregnancy could rupture the tube possibly causing abdominal bleeding. Should this happen, the patient may require surgery. This surgery could be performed through an instrument called the laparoscope. During the surgery, a small cut near the navel allows for the insertion of the laparoscope, along with another instrument inserted through a second cut allowing for the organs to be moved for a clear view. Laparoscopic surgery warrants a shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions and a shorter recovery than open abdominal surgery. Anthony C. Quartell, MD is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist, who has been in practice for more than 35 years. Appointed to the Clinical Advisory Board for the American Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2010 and as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., he has performed countless laparoscopic surgeries with successul outcomes. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, N.J., Caldwell,N.J., West Caldwell, N.J., West Orange, N.J. and surrounding areas of North Jersey.
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