What is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy can be used for diagnosis or treatment, or for both. Laparoscope is a slender, lighted telescope that facilitates doctors to see inside patient’s body. Gynecologic laparoscopy is an option to open surgery. In such process a laparoscope is used to look inside your pelvic area.
With the diagnostic laparoscopy, doctor can determine about the condition of woman and also about the endometriosis or fibroids. A diagnostic Laparoscopy procedure can sometimes turn into treatment. The laparoscope might also be equipped with surgical devices for taking tissue samples or removing scar tissue.
Through a small incision (cut) in the abdomen, a laparoscope, or thin viewing tube similar to a telescope is passed in a surgical procedure in Diagnostic laparoscopy for gynecology. This process helps surgeons to look directly at the outside of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and nearby organs of patient.
- General anesthesia is given
- A small incision is made near the navel
- Doctor inserts the laparoscope, which transmits images to a screen.
- For diagnosis, doctor might take a look inside.
- If you need surgery, other incisions will be made.
- Instruments are inserted through these holes.
- Surgery is performed using the laparoscope as a guide. When diagnostic laparoscopy is advised?
- unexplained infertility
- unexplained pelvic pain
- A history of pelvic infection