Gynaecological problems are quite normal now-a-days among women. The change in lifestyle and pollution has created a shift in the good health. With advent of technology and introduction of various treatments as well as high end devices has made it easier to assess the condition at the early stages of life. Most of the gynaecological procedures can be done with better surgical outcomes, less trauma to the patients and faster post operative recovery times. Laprascopy is one of the procedures which provide a better evaluation and surgery to the patient. It is a process to look inside the abdomen by using a high definition, thin telescope called laprascope. It is used to light and magnify the structures inside the abdomen. A small incision is made in the abdomen and a laprascope is introduced. It is usually done to find the cause of symptoms such as infertility or abdominal or pelvic pain. Or, it may be either done so as to confirm the results produced by X-ray or ultrasound scan. In addition to only looking inside, a doctor makes use of some tiny instruments through the incisions into the stomach to cut or trim tissues, perform biopsies and grasp organs inside the abdomen. It is also called a ‘keyhole surgery’ or ‘minimally invasive surgery’ and is under general anaesthesia.
Some commonly performed laprascopic gynaecological procedures include:
- Ovarian cyst removal.
- Surgery for endometriosis.
- Tubal ligation.
- Treating ectopic pregnancy.
- Fertility enhancing surgeries.
- Polycystic ovarian drilling.
- Burch procedure for urinary incontinence.
- Surgery for gynaecological cancers.