Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

Laparoscopy Specialist

Dr. Wirth uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy to help women in New York City get the diagnoses and treatments they need without the need for major surgery.

Laparoscopy Q & A

What is a laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible instrument called a laparoscope to diagnose or treat conditions through a very small incision. Is commonly performed to:

  • look for and remove tumors, fibroids, cysts or other growths
  • look for and treat endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or ectopic pregnancy
  • evaluate signs of infertility
  • perform biopsies
  • perform tubal ligations
  • evaluate patients with pelvic pain

How is laparoscopy performed?

Laparoscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia, but other forms of anesthesia may also be used. A small incision will be made in your belly to allow the laparoscope to be inserted. If a procedure is being performed, additional small incisions may be needed to enable instruments to be inserted. Gas may also be used to help expand the space so it can be more easily seen and accessed. Dr. Wirth will be able to use the laparoscope to see inside your belly to perform evaluations and procedures. Once the procedure or diagnostic evaluation is complete, the instruments will be removed and the incisions will be closed. Most procedures take about a half hour to 90 minutes to perform.

How will I feel afterwards?

After the procedure, you may have some bloating or discomfort from the gas used to inflate your belly, and you may also experience some minor discomfort around the incisions which will go away within a few days. In most cases after a few hours in recovery, you'll be allowed to go home. How quickly you'll be able to resume your regular activities depends on the procedure you've had performed, but many women can resume normal activity within a day or two. Strenuous activity will need to be avoided for a week or more. Dr. Wirth will be able to give you guidance based on your specific procedure.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

Words from our patients

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    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

    Bm S.
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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

    Marisa P.
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    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

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    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

    Chi M.
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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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