Greater Washington DC Area Laparoscopic Surgery
Rockville Gynecologist Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko

Also Serving Patients in Germantown, Gaithersburg and Greater Washington DC Area

As an experienced gynecologist and respected educator, Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko stays abreast the latest gynecological surgery procedures for diagnosis and treatment of complex gynecological conditions. He is among the few Rockville, MD women's health physicians who perform laparoscopic surgery.

What is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique during which a small camera is used (laparoscope) to display images onto a monitor, which allows Dr. Yuri to view the inside of the uterus without the need for open surgery. The laparoscope is inserted through a very small incision, generally in the abdominal wall. Laparoscopic surgery eliminates the need for complex invasive surgical procedures and promotes a much easier recovery time and minimal scarring. Laparoscopy is generally performed under general anesthesia.

When is Laparoscopy Used?

Laparoscopy may be performed for diagnostic purposes and evaluation, including abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, swelling and menopausal problems. Laparoscopic surgery may also be utilized as an effective treatment of several gynecological conditions.

Dr. Yuri may perform laparoscopy to diagnose/treat the following:

• Pelvic pain
• Ectopic pregnancy
• Myomectomy (removal of fibrous growths)
• Endometrosis
• Ovarian cysts
• Removal of ovaries
• Hysterectomy

Risks and Complications Associated with Laparoscopy

Dr. Yuri is a skilled gynecologic surgeon who has an outstanding safety record. He has trained other surgeons on this advanced surgical technique and is recognized as an expert in the field of minimally invasive surgical gynecology. He and his team will help you understand any risks associated with laparoscopy.

As any surgical procedure, laparoscopic surgery is associated with some rare risks and complications. Certain patients who suffer from complex medical conditions may be at higher risks to develop complications as a result of laparoscopic surgery. However, laparoscopic surgery is generally considered a safe surgical procedure when compared to traditional open surgery techniques. Less than 1 percent of patients develop serious complications following laparoscopy.

To learn more about laparoscopy and find out if you are a candidate, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Yuri.

Laparoscopic Surgery Recovery

Laparoscopic surgery was developed to minimize recovery time, discomfort and promote a quick recovery. Most patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery return to their daily activities within five to seven days following an extensive laparoscopic procedure. Full recovery is generally achieved within two to four weeks.

Dr. Yuri and his medical team will provide you with detailed recovery information and postoperative instructions following laparoscopic surgery. They will also closely monitor your progress and recovery through comprehensive follow-up care and gynecologic appointments.

Request Appt Contact Rockville Gynecologist Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko

To schedule a one-on-one consultation appointment with Dr. Yuri, please contact his office at (301) 231-0007. We accept appointment requests over the phone and through our website. We will do our best to accommodate you at a time that is most convenient for you. Dr. Yuri and his staff speak Russian, Ukrainian and conversational Polish.



Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko
11125 Rockville Pike, Suite 107
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301.231.0007
Fax: 301.231.0078

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Office Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday closed

Multilingual Gynecologist Office in Rockville, Maryland

We speak the following languages:
Russian "Мы говорим на русском"
Spanish "se habla español"