Laparoscopy – The Best Alternative to Open Surgery

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In gynaecology, laparoscopy is the best alternative to open surgery. When you meet the best gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon in Hyderabad, remember:

“Laparoscopy is the gold standard diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for endometriosis.”
“Laparoscopic surgery provides a better solution for women who wish to maintain their fertility potential.
“Laparoscopic myomectomy offers a far better and satisfying fertility solution.
“Laparoscopic hysterectomy offers significantly shorter operative time, shorter hospital stay and fewer complications than open surgery.
“Laparoscopic surgery for endometrial cancer is both diagnostic and therapeutic

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When diagnostic tests such as ultrasound and MRI cannot confirm the cause of the certain gynaecological issue, pelvic laparoscopy is recommended. The best gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon in Hyderabad who specializes in laparoscopic surgery can perform this procedure.

Laparoscope

It is a sleek, long, thin instrument with high-intensity light and high-resolution camera. Thin incisions (three to four) are made in the abdominal area to insert surgical instruments throughthem. The camera mounted at its tip sends images to a video monitor. This allows the surgeon in the operating room to see and operate on the pelvic organs without requiring a long incision.
Laparoscopy is often recommended to identify, diagnose, and treat the source of an abdominal and pelvic issue – mostly gynaecological condition.

Diagnostic laparoscopy

Diagnostic Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure which is helpful in examining female reproductive organs inside the abdomen. It is a minimally invasive, low-risk procedure. A gynaecologist can clearly see inside a woman’s body in real time without open surgery. She can also collect biopsy samples during laparoscopy.

Gynaecologists and Obstetricians advice Diagnostic laparoscopy for:

  • A severe pelvic pain
  • Infertility issues (PID and Endometriosis)
  • a history of pelvic infection
  • a severe abdominal pain
  • the blockage of the fallopian tubes or for other causes of infertility

A severe pelvic pain in women could be due to urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), adhesions, and endometriosis. The latter three conditions are the major factors responsible for female infertility. These can be diagnosed and treated by laparoscopic procedures.

Therapeutic Laparoscopy

Gynaecologists advice therapeutic laparoscopy for the treatment of:

  • Ovarian cysts (to remove ovarian cysts)
  • Uterine fibroids (to remove fibroids)
  • Diseased Uterus (Hysterectomy – to remove uterus)
  • Diseased Ovaries
  • Fibroids (to block blood flow to fibroids)
  • Endometriosis (Endometrial tissue ablation)
  • Reversal of a contraceptive surgery (tubal ligation)
  • Prolapsed Uterus (Vault suspension)
  • Incontinence
  • Tubo-ovarian abscess
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer

Laparoscopic surgery for endometrial cancer involves resection of the uterus, cervix, tubes, ovaries and pelvic and para-aortic lymph node.

Laparoscopy for improving or restoring Fertility

Endometriosis induced infertility can be successfully corrected laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery can be used for the diagnosis and effective treatment of endometriosis. It is one of the most common procedures in which ablation or resection of endometriotic lesions is done by using power instruments. These techniques have showed to decrease pelvic pain and improve fertility in many cases of endometriosis related infertility. Following laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, the quality of sexual life improves immensely.

Ectopic Pregnancy – Laparoscopy is the surgical approach of choice for most ectopic pregnancies. The embryo and gestational sac can be successfully removed

Laparoscopic surgeries

    • Ovarian cyst removal surgery
    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Tubal ligation (surgical contraception)
    • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

Advantages of Laparoscopy

      • Shorter healing time
      • Shorter hospital stays
      • Less blood loss
      • Small incisions
      • Fewer complications
      • Less scarring

Over the past several years the emphasis has shifted to major surgical procedures – which are now being performed laparoscopically with many advantages for patients including decrease in post-operative pain, hospitalization time and a faster recovery time to resume day-to-day activities.
Micro laparoscopy and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery are newer approaches. Several studies have shown laparoscopy to be safer, less expensive with shorter recovery period when compared to open surgery (laparotomy).
Laparoscopy has become a standard approach for a large number of gynaecological procedures.