Laparoscopy is also known as minimally invasive surgery. It is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small skin cut (usually 0.5 – 1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. It is used to diagnose o treat different conditions with a few small cuts in the abdomen. As compared to the common open surgery, it has advantage like giving small cosmetic scars, less pain, reduced bleeding, reduced chances of infection and shorter recovery time with patients removal of the appendix (appendicectomy), gallbladder surgery, fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease and gastroplication.
For women having challenges to conceive, investigating patency of the tubes(chromotubation), repair of the tubes(tuboplasty), the release of scar tissue(adhesiolysis), removal of fibroids(myomectomy) as well as cysts (cystectomy) is all done. However, for those seeking a stop to childbirth, tying off of the tubes (tubal ligation) can also be done this way. this method can also be used to manage some ectopic pregnancies!
Similar to laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy is a procedure that involves the insertion of a small camera through the vagina and cervix in the uterus. We perform it to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus. It can help one know the cause of abnormal bleeding, see abnormal growth inside the uterus like polyps and fibroid that can be removed, see scar tissues that can be released as well as locating as IUD.