Laparoscopy: A Modern Tool for Diagnosing and Treating Gynecological Conditions
Specifically, in gynecology, laparoscopy is used both as a diagnostic tool (diagnostic laparoscopy) when further investigation of conditions or symptoms is needed, and therapeutically. Thus, laparoscopy is used in cases that may be related to:
- Ovarian cysts
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Uterine cancer
- Female infertility
- Unexplained abdominal pain
- Removal of the uterus or hysterectomy
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy has many benefits, especially when compared to open surgery:
- Smaller incisions result in fewer days of hospitalization and faster recovery
- Reduced pain
- Less blood loss
- Reduced chances of complications or infections
- Patients return to work and daily activities faster
When will I be discharged if I undergo a laparoscopy?
Every surgery is different for each patient. Generally, in simple procedures like laparoscopic removal of the fallopian tubes or removal of a simple ovarian cyst, the patient may be discharged within a few hours. For more serious surgeries, 1 or 2 days may be required.
How will we help you?
We may recommend laparoscopy in cases where:
- During the investigation of symptoms you have or conditions you may suffer from, laparoscopy is needed for a more accurate diagnosis
- Our treatment plan for your condition requires intervention through laparoscopy to improve your symptoms
In any case, we will provide you with information about the entire laparoscopy process step-by-step, from preparation, and what to expect during the procedure, to recovery, and we will answer all your questions before and after the surgery.
If you have been recommended open surgery, it is important to visit us to get informed and receive accurate information on whether your surgery can be done through laparoscopy.
Remember that choosing the right specialist and being informed about the process is key to achieving the best possible result in a laparoscopic procedure.