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Gynecologic Laparoscopy - Multi Specialty Hospital | Bangalore Orthopaedic and Surgical Hospital | BOSH | Bangalore

This is an alternative to open surgery. It uses a laparoscope to look inside the pelvic area. Open surgery often requires a large incision.

A laparoscope is a slender, lighted telescope. It allows the doctor to see inside the body. Diagnostic laparoscopy can determine whether patient has conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids. It can also be a form of treatment. With miniaturized instruments, the doctor can perform a variety of surgeries. These include:

  • medicalOvarian cyst removal
  • medicalTubal ligation, which is surgical contraception
  • medicalHysterectomy

Laparoscopy generally has a shorter healing time than open surgery. It also leaves smaller scars. Reason for gynecologic laparoscopy is that Laparoscopy can be used for diagnosis, treatment, or both. A diagnostic procedure can sometimes turn into treatment. Some reasons for diagnostic laparoscopy are:

  • medicalUnexplained pelvic pain
  • medicalUnexplained infertility
  • medicalA history of pelvic infection

Some types of laparoscopic treatment include:

  • medicalHysterectomy, or removal of the uterus
  • medicalRemoval of the ovaries
  • medicalRemoval of fibroids
  • medicalRemoval of ovarian cysts
  • medicalBlocking blood flow to fibroids
  • medicalEndometrial tissue ablation, which is a treatment for endometriosis
  • medicalAdhesion removal
  • medicalReversal of a contraceptive surgery called tubal ligation
  • medicalBurch procedure for incontinence
  • medicalVault suspension to treat a prolapsed uterus

Procedure:

After anaesthesia, a small tube called a catheter will be inserted to collect the urine. A small needle will be used to fill the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas. The gas keeps the abdominal wall away from organs, which reduces the risk of injury. The surgeon will make a small cut in navel and insert the laparoscope, which transmits images to a screen. This gives doctor a clear view of organs. Once the procedure is over, all instruments are removed. Incisions are closed with stitches, and then you’re bandaged and sent to recovery