What is Laparoscopy surgery?
Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through a cut (incision) in the belly to look at the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. Laparoscopy is used to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids and infection. Tissue samples may be taken through the tube (laparoscope) for a biopsy .
In many cases laparoscopy, is done instead of laparotomy surgery that uses a larger incision in the belly. Laparoscopy is less stressful and may have fewer problems and cost lesser than laparotomy for minor surgeries. It can often be done without needing to stay overnight in the hospital.
Some reasons for Diagnosis Laparoscopy :
- Unexplained pelvic pain
- Unexplained infertility
- History of pelvic infection
Conditions that might be diagnosed
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts or tumors
- Ectopic pregnancy.
- Pelvic abscess (pus)
- Pelvic adhesions
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Reproductive cancers
Some types of laparoscopic treatment
- Reversal of tubal ligation (contraceptive surgery)
- Burch procedure for incontinence
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Removal of the ovaries
- Removal of ovarian cysts
- Removal of fibroids
- Blocking blood flow to fibroids
- Endometrial tissue ablation
- Adhesion removal
What is the use of laparoscopy for infertility?
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure useful for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, endometriosis, fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian cyst and pelvic pain. This operation allows a direct view of the uterus, tubes, ovaries, other organs and the pelvic cavity in general.
We are also available to answer any questions about laparoscopy or other fertility diagnostic and/or treatment procedures. Contact Pearl Women’s Hospital
Why It Is Done?
- Find the cause of sudden or ongoing pelvic pain.
- Check for and possibly take out abnormal growths (such as tumors) in the belly or pelvis.
- Check for and treat conditions such as endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
- Find conditions that can make it hard for a woman to become pregnant. These conditions include cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. Laparoscopy may be done after initial sub-fertility tests do not show the cause for the sub-fertility.
- Do a biopsy.
- See whether cancer in another area of the body has spread to the belly.