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:
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:
Some types of laparoscopic treatment include: