Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which laparoscope is used to examine the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other internal organs.
Laparoscope is a telescope like instrument with attached camera to visualize and the surgery can also be recorded to explain to the patient and or the relatives. In patients of infertility, laparoscopy is utilized as a diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modality and increasing the chances of pregnancy.
In patients undergoing IVF, we at BabySoon always combine hysteroscopy if laparoscopy is needed.
Who needs laparoscopy?
- Women with blocked tubes on HSG
- Polycystic ovary (PCOS)
- Ovarian Cysts
- Pelvic adhesions (distorting the anatomy of tubes and ovaries)
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Unexplained abdominal and pelvic pain
- Unexplained infertility
- Laparoscopy is done under general anesthesia.
- Before giving general anesthesia, anesthetist takes the complete history of the patient and also evaluates the patient’s medical reports.
- After complete clinical examination, surgeon gives three small incisions in lower abdomen from which laparoscope and other laparoscopic instruments are inserted.
- To inflate the tummy, a tube is introduced through the incision and carbon dioxide gas is pumped via that tube (abdomen).The surgeon can view the organs more clearly and work more freely after inflating the abdomen.This tube is then used to introduce a laparoscope. The laparoscope sends images to monitor in the operating room, allowing the surgeon to examine the whole area.
What do we expect from you?
- Clear understanding of the procedure.
- Do not eat or drink anything before the procedure for 6-12 hours.
- If you are on blood thinning medication then you will be requested to stop it few days before the surgery to avoid excessive bleeding during the procedure.
- Quit smoking because it can increase the risk of infection and it can delay the healing process after surgery.
- A relax and stress-free mind is important for the procedure because stress can lead to anxiety and hypertension.
No. of visits and Hospital stay
It is usually a day care procedure but in some cases 24 hours of admission may be required.
Frequently asked questions
Q1. What is Laparoscopy?
Ans:- Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical treatment that examines the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other internal organs using a laparoscope.
Q2. What are the benefits of Laparoscopy?
Ans:- A) Method is less painful than an open procedure
B) Quicker recovery
C) Small Incisions
D) Infection risk is reduced.
Q3. How is Laparoscopy is related to infertility?Ans :- Infertility causes (abnormal growth or cyst) can be treated with laparoscopic surgery, giving you a better chance of becoming pregnant naturally or with fertility treatments.