Gynaecologic Laparoscopy: Purpose, Procedure & Risks

Gynaecological laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical method that helps in looking inside the pelvic area.  Laparoscopy is preferred when compared to open surgery. In open surgeries large incisions are made whereas, in laparoscopy small incisions help in visualizing the pelvic area.

Gynaecologic laparoscopy is performed with the help of a laparoscope.  A laparoscope is a slender telescope that allows your doctor to see inside your body. Laparoscopy can also be used as a diagnostic technique used to detect the presence of fibroids or endometriosis.

Gynaecological laparoscopy is performed either as a treatment or as a diagnostic method for specific diseases. This technique is also used to perform different surgeries as it takes shorter time for healing. With the help of laparoscopy, the following treatments are done:

  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Tubal ligation – Reversal of a contraceptive surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of fibroids
  • Endometrial tissue ablation
  • Vault suspension

Gynaecological laparoscopy is done to diagnose diseases with the following symptoms:

  • Unexplained pelvic pain
  • Unexplained infertility
  • History of pelvic infection

The above mentioned symptoms are the few common symptoms for which your need to undergo Laparoscopy. Diagnostic laparoscopy also helps in identifying certain diseases like:

Gynaecological Laparoscopy Procedure

Gynaecological laparoscopy is done by giving general anaesthesia. After the anaesthesia is given, laparoscope is inserted in your body. The laparoscope is a small telescope with an attached camera. The laparoscope is inserted in your abdomen through a small incision made in your belly button.

Laparoscopy surgery takes around 30 minutes to three hours depending on the treatment. After the incision is made in your belly button, a small tube is inserted to pump some gas which will expand your abdomen and separated your organs. As the gas in pumped, it makes it easier for your surgeon to view all your organs separately with the help of laparoscope.

Apart from the initial incision, one more incision is made in the abdomen to insert other instruments that are needed for the surgery. After the surgery, the instruments are carefully removed and gas is allowed to escape to seal the incisions.

Risk of Gynaecological Laparoscopy

There is no such risk associated with gynaecological laparoscopy. In these kinds of gynaecological surgeries there is no life threatening risk related to it. Bladder infection is the common side effect of gynaecological laparoscopy.

Major serious complications are observed in very few cases. The serious complications include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blood vessel damage in the abdomen

There are few factors that can increase the risk of complications. It includes:

  • Obesity
  • History of abdominal surgery
  • Extreme endometriosis
  • Chronic bowel disease

If you are facing any gynaecological problem that requires gynaecological laparoscopy, you can consult Hegde hospitals. Hegde hospitals have the best gynaecologist successfully performing laparoscopic surgeries in Hyderabad. The gynaecologist in Hyderabad performs gynaecological laparoscopic surgeries at best competitive rates. The Gynaecologist in Hitech city branch can also be consulted for gynaecological issues.

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