Drs. Roopa Duggal and Chauncey Stokes have helped many women who live near Loudoun Women’s Healthcare Associates and needed surgery. Respected by both peers and patients, they’re widely regarded as some of the top laparoscopic surgery specialists who serve Leesburg and Lansdowne, Virginia.
Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. During a laparoscopic procedure, small incisions are made, through which fiber optic tools are able to access the area that’s being operated on. Doctors are able to complete the entire surgery without ever needing to make a large incision, which traditional surgery often requires.
When compared to traditional surgery, laparoscopic procedures have to advantages. Because only small incisions are needed, the risk of complication is much lower, and the body is able to heal much faster. Patients can often recover from a laparoscopic procedure in a fraction of the time that it’d take to recover from an identical traditional surgery.
Surgeons in almost all fields of medicine are able to do a lot of different procedures laparoscopically. Some surgeries that OB/GYNs can do laparoscopically include gynecologic cancer staging, myomectomies (which is the removal of fibroids), hysterectomies (which is the removal of the uterus), tubal ligation (which sterilizes a woman), and tubal reanastomosis (which reverses a tubal ligation).
Every health insurance plan’s terms and every patient’s medical needs are different, and whether any specific plan will cover any particular procedure is dependent upon a number of factors. In general, however, health insurance policies that cover a traditional surgery will also cover an identical laparoscopic procedure. Because the risk of complication is lower and the recovery time is shorter when a procedure is done laparoscopically, laparoscopic surgery can sometimes actually save insurance companies money.
When looking for a laparoscopic surgeon to treat an issue related to the reproductive system, women should seek out a laparoscopic surgeon who is licensed, board-certified and experienced with the particular procedure that needs to be done. Such a surgeon will be well-qualified to perform the procedure.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."