What is laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon accesses the stomach from inside using a small & lighted instrument known as the laparoscope. The laparoscope is inserted through small incisions made near the abdomen area. The size of the incision is around 5-15 millimeters.
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
- Reduced hospital stay
- Shorter recovery time
- Better cosmetic healing
- Lesser pain
Why is laparoscopy carried out?
Laparoscopy maybe carried out for diagnostic or treatment purposes. Following are the conditions which can either be diagnosed or treated by
- Myomectomy- Treatment of Fibroids
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Ovarian Cysts
- Endometrial Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
What is the Recovery time?
Laparoscopy is generally an outpatient treatment and normally the patient can go home in 24 hours. After the operation, the patient is likely to feel some amount of pain near the area of incisions.