Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the pelvic organs within the abdominal cavity. It is a minimally invasive procedure that requires 3 – 4 small incisions.
Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs. A laparoscope is a long, slender tube with light and a high-resolution camera at the front. The instrument is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall.
Laparoscopy allows your doctor to see inside your body without open surgery. Your doctor also can perform biopsies during this procedure.
When should laparoscopic surgery be performed?
Laparoscopic surgery for gynaecological disorders can be performed for the following medical conditions:
Preparing for gynaecologic laparoscopy
Skin irritation and bladder infection are common minor side effects of this procedure.
Conditions that increase your risk of complications include: