Laparoscopy

General information Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery.

The laparoscope allows doctors to perform both minor and complex surgeries with a few small cuts in the abdomen.There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions , and shorter recovery time.

There are two types of the laparoscope:

  1. A telescopic rod lens system, usually connected to a video camera (single chip or three chip)
  2. A digital laparoscope where a miniature digital video camera is placed at the end of the laparoscope, eliminating the rod lens system
General information Laparoscopy

Need for Laparoscopy

  • Endometriosis.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Ovarian cysts or tumors.
  • Ectopic pregnancy.
  • Pelvic abscess, or pus.
  • Pelvic adhesions, or painful scar tissue.
  • Infertility.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.

 Laparoscopic Surgeries:

  • Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopy for ectopic pregnancy