Introduction to Laparoscopy

Whether for surgical or diagnostic purposes, laparoscopic surgery can help our doctors provide better care for your unique needs.

Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a “laparoscopic” device to allow your doctor to perform minimally invasive procedures and diagnostic tests. Essentially, a laparoscope is a small surgical tube with a camera on the end. This tool has enabled the doctors at WCJC to provide thorough, yet minimally invasive, care to our patients experiencing a variety of concerns.

Service Overview

What it Covers

  • Pelvic Pain Diagnosis
  • Uterine / Ovarian Mass Evaluation
  • Management of Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Tubal Sterilization
  • Ovary / Cyst Removal

Procedure Time

< 1 hour

Hospital Stay


Recovery Time





Up to 2 weeks

Our Locations

We perform Laparoscopic surgery at the following WCJC locations.

Olathe Medical Center


20333 W 151st St
Olathe, KS 66061


Phone 913-791-4200

Advent Health Shawnee Mission


9100 S 74th St
Merriam, KS 66204


Phone 913-676-2000

Surgicenter of Kansas City


8800 Ballentine St
Overland Park, KS 66214


Phone 913-894-4050

How it Works

The pathway to better diagnostics & less invasive surgeries starts here.

Women’s Clinic of Johnson County has a variety of ways to diagnose gynecological, vaginal and pelvic issues. We can help you order blood tests, urinalysis, ultrasound imaging (done in office!) and even an EKG, CT or MRI Scan. If we find these diagnostic tests, do not give us the full story of your condition. We may recommend a Laparoscopy. Once you have determined that a Laparoscopy is the right path for your health, we will set up a day and time that works best for you to receive this surgery.

A single, small incision in the abdomen allows us to insert the laparoscopic tube in order to view organs in the abdomen and pelvic region. This is why this surgery is also sometimes called a “keyhole surgery.”From there, we can use the device either to diagnose a condition or concern (such as pelvic pain), or to perform a secondary procedure with the help of the surgical camera view. The tube also performs its own functions; in the case of a laparoscopic hysterectomy, our doctors can actually use the laparoscopic tube to manipulate and remove tissue as needed.

It’s important to note that while you will not need an overnight hospital stay after a Laparoscopy in Kansas City, we will place you under general anesthesia during the procedure and will therefore be required to have a driver present.


Medically advanced technology that enables us to give you the answers you need to make the best decision.

Laparoscopic technology is not just used independently as a trustworthy diagnostics tool. It can also be used during a hysterectomy (known as a laparoscopic hysterectomy) so our doctors can perform the procedure much less invasively than traditional surgical methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team often hears recurring questions regarding laparoscopic surgery. Here are a few helpful answers to get you started on your journey to the answers you deserve.

Post-Operative Instructions

Your post-operative instructions for gynecology procedures were created for you by the Women’s Clinic of Johnson County to aid in your comfort and understanding of the recovery process. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent surgical experience. Thank you for choosing our health care team.

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