Laparoscopy is a surgical process that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen and pelvis. It doesn’t involve making large incisions within the skin. It is a minimally invasive surgery. The surgeon uses the instrument laparoscope, which is a slender and lighted telescope. It helps the surgeon to view inside your body.
Doctors first used it for gallbladder surgery and gynecology operations. Then, it came into play for the liver, intestines, and other organs.
When is laparoscopy used?
Laparoscopy is used to diagnose and treat several conditions. It also helps to investigate specific symptoms & problem like :
- PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
- Female infertility
- Ovarian cyst
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Undescended testicles
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Certain types of cancer
Laparoscopy can be used for different treating conditions, and these are:
- Removing Fibroids
- Treating Ectopic Pregnancy
- Removing the Womb (Hysterectomy)
- Removal of Ovarian Cyst
- Treating a Prolapsed Uterus
- PCOS|Tubal disease
- Cancer Surgeries
Why it is important?
Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical process that helps to diagnose and treat several health issues in the pelvic and abdomen region in a faster and less painful way. Several benefits of laparoscopic surgery are given below:
Reduce blood loss
A person may need a blood transfusion to post a traditional surgery as there is a risk of blood loss. On the other hand, laparoscopic surgery causes a small incision on the patient’s body which reduces the chance of blood loss. So, there is less need for blood transfusion.
The major advantage of laparoscopic surgery is that it leaves only a small scar. Thus providing better cosmesis.
Short hospital stay
Traditional surgery needs a more extended hospital stay. At the same time, laparoscopic surgery restricts a patient for a maximum of two nights at the hospital.
A patient always wants to get back on his foot as soon as possible after the surgery. The recovery time of traditional surgery is faster than laparoscopic surgery. It helps to return to normal life much sooner.