Laparoscopy

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Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions (usually no more than 1/2 inch long). Laparoscopic surgery is also called “minimally invasive surgery.”

Laparoscopy procedure is used to diagnose conditions or perform surgery in the abdominal and pelvic area. Hence, Laparoscopy is useful to

  • assess painful or heavy periods
  • remove the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries
  • diagnose or treat endometriosis
  • diagnose or remove ovarian cysts
  • assess female infertility
  • treat ectopic pregnancy
  • remove cysts or other tumours
  • take a biopsy (a small tissue sample) for testing
  • remove parts of the intestine
  • remove the gall bladder
  • search for the causes of ongoing abdominal or pelvic pain.

This procedure has many benefits.

  • Less pain after laparoscopic surgery than after open abdominal surgery
  • Smaller incisions so smaller scars
  • Shorter hospitalization
  • Faster recovery
  • Lower risk of infection

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