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What is Laparoscopy?

A Laparoscopy is a diagnostic procedure, used to examine the organs inside the abdomen, such as the ovaries and fallopian tube. It is a minimally invasive procedure, only requiring small incisions, replacing the other method of examining the organs through open surgery. A laparoscopy helps to diagnose Endometriosis, Cervical Polyps, Ovarian Cysts, and other such conditions that cause fertility issues in women.

Advantages of Laparoscopy

The laparoscopy is incredibly beneficial for a variety of reasons:

  • It helps to diagnose a variety of issues in women, such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Uterine Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, and Endometriosis.
  • This procedure is also used to treat many of these conditions; some being, Endometriosis, Fibroids, and Pelvic Adhesions.
  • A Laparoscopy is safer and easier to conduct, as compared to Open Surgery, which carries risks of Excessive Blood Loss and Hemorrhage.
  • The recovery time of the procedure is short, being only about 5-7 days, after 2 – 24 hrs of hospitalization post the procedure.
  • It provides more information to the doctors, than MRIs, CT Scans, and Ultrasounds.

Process of Laparoscopy

To begin the Laparoscopy procedure, the abdomen is cleaned and sterilized. Most of the time, a laparoscopy involves general anaesthesia. In some cases where it is a minute procedure, local anaesthesia is administered. Once the patient is under anaesthesia, a tool is placed in the uterus, through the vagina. This helps create space for a clear examination. A small incision is made below the navel, through which the surgeon inserts a cannula (small tube), which inflates the abdomen with carbon dioxide. Then, a laparoscope, which is a thin tube containing a telescope and light at the end, is inserted into the abdomen through the incision, to examine the area. Additionally, more tools may be inserted through small incisions, to move other organs inside the abdomen, in order to examine them more clearly. The laparoscope camera transmits images from the abdomen on a monitor in the room, for real-time viewing. Once the abdomen is inspected for any conditions, the doctor may proceed to treat the issue or do a biopsy, if possible and necessary. In the end, the tools are removed from the body, and the incisions are stitched or sealed with Band-Aids.

Risks For Laparoscopy

While Laparoscopies are extremely low-risk procedures, some rare instances of infection have occurred. There are Laparoscopy tips to keep in mind after the procedure, which help negate some of the risks. Some signs for patients to watch out for after the procedure are fevers, chills, excessive abdominal pain, nausea, or problems while urinating. In any case, once the issue is taken up with a doctor, the condition can be fixed.

To minimize any risks, it is advisable to take the following precautions before the surgery:

  • Give the doctor a list of all your medications. Some medications like blood thinners could be risky to take before the procedure.
  • Inform the doctor of any allergies you may have.
  • In case you are trying to conceive, tell your doctor beforehand.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything (including water) eight hours before the surgery, especially if you will be administered general anaesthesia.

Most of these points are explained by the doctor during your consultation. However, it is good to keep them in mind.

Why IVF Spring Fertility Clinic?

At IVF Spring, you get to experience the best Laparoscopy treatment in India. Each case is efficiently diagnosed and treated only by experts. Meaning, you will have the highest standard of treatment at our clinic. The equipment used during the procedure is the best in the industry and properly maintained. We strive towards reducing the pain and recovery time, ensuring a better treatment experience with us. Regular follow-ups are a norm at IVF Spring. Feel free to contact us for any clarifications. Book your appointment with our experts, today.

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