Laparoscopy is direct visualization of the peritoneal cavity, ovaries, outside of
the tubes and uterus by using a laparoscopy. The laparoscopy is an instrument somewhat
like a miniature telescope with a fiber optic system which brings light into the
abdomen. It is about as big around as a fountain pen and twice as long.
An instrument to move the uterus during surgery will be placed in the vagina. Carbon
dioxide (CO2) is put into the abdomen through a special needle that is inserted
just below the navel. This gas helps to separate the organs inside the abdominal
cavity, making it easier for the physician to see the reproductive organs during
laparoscopy. The gas is removed at the end of the procedure.
Microlaparoscopy a new minimally invasive diagnostic surgical procedure uses telescopes
and instruments that are much smaller than normal. If this procedure is appropriate
for your condition, smaller incisions will be made and postoperative abdominal tenderness
may be reduced.
This procedure involves inserting a small telescope known as a laparoscope through
the abdominal wall when the pelvic organs can be clearly seen. A laparoscopy is
performed in the operating theatre, usually as a day-case under a general anaesthetic.
Laparoscopy is performed to inspect the uterus, tubes and ovaries for the presence
of adhesions. Other pelvic problems such as Hydrosalpinx, Pelvic TB, Endometriosis
and Fibroid can also be detected.