This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to examine the pelvic region for diagnostic purposes. It involves inserting a 5 mm or 10mm laparoscope, a thin, lighted tube with a camera attached, through a small cut in the abdomen, which allows the operating surgeon to see the intra pelvic organs in real-time monitor.
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual bleeding may be advised laparoscopy
Infertility ( to check tubal patency , ovarain drilling, tubal clipping for hydrosalphinx , tubal recanalisation)
Endometriosis ( to diagnose and treat and excision of endometrioma)
Adenomyoma ( to excise )
Fibroids ( to remove )
Reduced hospital stay
Lower risk of complications
Better cosmetic results
Gas insufflation related discomfort and complications
Cost: Pelvic laparoscopy can be more expensive than other diagnostic procedures, such as ultrasound or MRI
It is performed by a gynecologist who has specialized training in minimally invasive surgery. This includes a general gynecologist ,gynecologic oncologist, reproductive endocrinologist,or any surgeon who has completed additional training in laparoscopic surgery.
Expert operating surgeonsare more likely to have a successful outcome and a reduced risk of complications.
Patients and bystandersmust ask for a referral to a surgeon with expertise in pelvic laparoscopy.
Queries during a consultation must be answered to ensure the surgeon is a good experienced person in the field for that particular procedure.