[Downloadable Files]   [Directions to the Office]    [General Information]
 

Home
Tubal Reversal
Reproductive Surgery
Babies
Endometriosis
Infertility
Laparoscopy
Hysteroscopy
Fibroids
Adhesions
Hysterectomy
Sterilization
News
Dr Martin
Tubal Requests
Search
Downloads
Links

Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
Germantown Office Building
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Suite 320
Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

(901) 347-8331
(901) 347-8188 fax
Directions to Office

Updated information is at
UTMG 2006

Click for information on:
Glenn Ann Martin, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

 

LAPAROSCOPY

Click for laparoscopy sheet and post-operative instructions (PDF).

Click for additional information on Fertility Evaluation.

The laparoscope is placed in an incision in the belly button in order to see in the abdomen. Incisions may be made at the hairline for lasers and instruments for major surgery. Dr. Martin is usually assisted by surgical assistants or by hospital personnel.  Other doctors in practice or in training will be introduced to you if they are present.

Laparoscopy is generally an out-patient procedure.

bullet

However, you may be asleep from 1 to 4 hours.

bullet

Common side effects include shoulder pain, bloating, vaginal bleeding, bladder spasm, itching where hair was shaved, sore throat, and leaking of the flotation fluid.

bullet

Nausea and vomiting may occur following surgery.  Have a plastic bag and towels in your car on the chance this happens on the way home.

bullet

About 1 in 20 patients stay overnight due to nausea, drowsiness or pain.

After surgery

bullet

You should avoid any activities that require concentration for 2 days.

bullet

You can usually return to work and normal tasks by 3 to 10 days.

bullet

The operative area may be sore and ache, burn or tingle for 3 weeks to 12 weeks.

bullet

You may take 3 to 10 weeks for your energy to return.

bullet

Ask your doctor when sex will be reasonable.

[Top of Page]  [Table of Contents]

Expanded laparoscopy sheet and post-operative instructions (PDF).

Click for additional information on Fertility Evaluation.

Dr. Dan Martin was trained in Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Reproductive Surgery in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  His practice and research has focused on endometriosis, infertility, microsurgical tubal reversal and anastomosis techniques.

Dr. Martin's office for infertility, fertility preservation, reproductive surgery and gynecology is located at 7945 Wolf River Boulevard, Suite 320, Germantown, TN 38138  Memphis, Tennessee is convenient to Arkansas (AR), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), western Kentucky (KY), and southern Illinois (IL).

 
Send comments about this web site to the Webmaster.
Copyright 2000 - 2010