Gynaecologic Laparoscopy is a hybrid surgical approach that has become a popular alternative to open surgery. While open surgery usually requires a larger incision, laparoscopy involves the use of a laparoscope to examine your pelvic or abdominal area.
If you are experiencing pelvic pain, have a history of pelvic infection or are facing infertility issues, then laparoscopy may be the way to go.
As compared to an Open abdominal surgery or a Laparotomy, Laparoscopy is considered a better alternative as it involves smaller incisions. In addition, it causes lesser postoperative pain, leaves fewer scars and needs a shorter convalescent period for recovery.
Gynaecologic Laparoscopy can be applied for diagnosis, treatment or a combination of the two. There are a variety of diagnosis and treatment applications that the best laparoscopic gynaecologist in Ahmedabad use today.
Using a laparascope to study your abdominal or pelvic area, your laparoscopic gynaecologist can identify and diagnose conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or reproductive cancers. They can find evidence of infertility or ectopic pregnancy, or come across uterine fibroids, pelvic abscesses (pus) or pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
Laparoscopy can also be used for treatment, through surgeries such as tubal ligation or surgical. In fact, tubal ligation was the main application of laparoscopy procedures about 25 years back. Today, its applications extend to hysterectomy or removal of the uterus, removal of the ovaries, removal of ovarian cysts and the removal of fibroids as well. It can reverse tubal ligation as well,treat endometriosis through endometrial tissue ablation. A prolapsed uterus can be treated through vault suspension, while incontinence is treated by using the Burch procedure.
Prior to a laparoscopy diagnosis, your doctor may assess the condition of your abdominal wall and peritoneal cavity to determine your readiness for the procedure. They could also ask you to carry out routine bloodwork or imaging tests, and fast prior to the procedure.
The procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia, and your laparoscopic gynaecologist will use a laparoscopic camera to study your lower abdomen. They will be able to examine your uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder and bowel. A biopsy may be carried out if required - that is, a small sample of tissue may be extracted during the laparoscopy for further diagnosis.