Gynecologic laparoscopy is an alternative option to open surgery. This procedure has been used for more than three decades and utilises a laparoscope to look into the patient's abdomen. A gynecologic laparoscopy can be used both for diagnosing as well as treating a condition. This procedure allows a gynaecologist and obstetrician to examine the fallopian tubes, the ovaries and the uterus.
A laparoscope is a thin, lighted telescope that aids the gynaecologist or obstetrician to view the inside of your body. Diagnostic laparoscopy can determine whether you may have conditions such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids, which also can be used as treatment.
In general, laparoscopy has a shorter recovery time than open surgery. Laparoscopy leaves smaller scars on the abdomen where the gynaecologist or obstetrician have made incisions.
Following steps will be followed during a laparoscopy procedure:
The patient will be sent for recovery. There may be some complications that patients should be aware of; Dr Essel, an experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist in the East Rand, says that these serious complications are unlikely with a gynecologic laparoscopy.