Dr. Peyman Banooni has lived in Los Angeles, California for most of his life and studied medicine at the University of California- San Diego. He graduated in 1999 and went on to complete a residency at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Banooni is dedicated to helping his patients throughout every stage of their life, from basic health exams to advanced surgical procedures.
Laparoscopic Surgery is a procedure in which short, slender tubes or trochars are inserted into the abdomen through very small incisions. The incisions are usually near the patient’s navel. Through the trochars long, narrow instruments are inserted and used to manipulate, sew, and cut tissue. During the surgery, carbon dioxide is used to inflate the abdomen and give the surgeon room to work. To view the interior of the abdomen, a camera is inserted through one of the trocars. Laparoscopy is commonly performed under general anesthesia and typically the recuperation period is approximately two to three weeks.
Laparoscopic surgery is used because it allows patients to recover more quickly and post-surgical pain is reduced. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery include:
Commonly, laparoscopic surgery is used to treat fibroids, ovarian cysts, removal of cancerous tissue in the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and fallopian tubes, and to treat endometriosis. A laparoscopy is performed to treat small ovarian cysts which are believed to be benign and it is frequently used to treat larger fibroids by using freezing or electrical techniques to destroy the fibroid. Additionally, laparoscopic surgery is used for endometriosis and is the most common procedure used to diagnose the condition. During this procedure the doctor will look for the presence of atypical endometriosis lesions and endometriomas, adhesions, as well as scarring. The surgery is common performed under an outpatient basis, however an overnight stay or a prolonged stay may be recommended depending on the complexity or duration of the surgery itself. Some pain after the laparoscopic procedure is common, however if the pain is severe it is wise to consult your doctor.
Our practice has agreements in place with most major insurance companies, but if you are a new patient it is advisable that you contact our office in advance so we may address any coverage issues. Please note that our practice does not accept HMO insurance carriers.
For services either not fully covered by your health insurance provider, or for visits that are only partially covered by your insurance company we typically bill you separately.
Of course we recognize that often times when it comes to healthcare patients are processing many different thoughts, feelings and emotions. We aim to make our billing as transparent and clear as possible but should you have ANY questions regarding a bill received by our office please feel comfortable contacting us.
Further, in advance of a visit, should you have ANY questions regarding either what might or might not be covered by your insurance company we strongly encourage you to call our offices and we will be happy to review with you.
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