Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy for Infertility in Indiranagar, Bangalore | Life Plus Hospital

A diagnostic procedure conducted to examine the organs inside the abdomen is called laparoscopy. This procedure is also minimally invasive. Doctors only make a small incision, and hence it is minimally invasive and low risk.

A thin, long tube that has a high-intensity light along with a high-resolution camera installed in the front is called a laparoscope. It is used during laparoscopy. During this procedure, an incision is made in the abdominal wall through which the laparoscope is inserted. The doctor then views the images on a monitor.

A laparoscopy is advised for several reasons. This procedure helps the doctor examine a range of organs such as the appendix, liver, gall bladders, and pancreas. This procedure is an ideal choice for patients and doctors, as open surgery can be avoided. Hence the recovery time is less. If a patient complains of abdominal pain or pelvic pain, laparoscopy allows the doctor to examine the internal organs without the need for open surgery.

Laparoscopy for Infertility in Indiranagar can help detect and monitor diseases, tumors, infections, and other issues.

A Laparoscopy is usually advised and performed when there is any kind of unexplained pelvic or abdomen pain. The first step is an ultrasound scan, but laparoscopy is conducted since it allows the doctors to have a close view of the underlying condition of the internal organs. It is also advised for patients who have infertility and pelvic infections. Laparoscopy  diagnoses ectopic pregnancy, uterine fibroids, tumours and cysts.

Laparoscopy can also be performed for more complicated tasks such as removal of uterus, fibroids, and ovaries if possible.

The pre-surgery preparation will be informed to the patients depending on certain factors. For instance, the doctor might advise fasting for certain conditions before the procedure. Also, the patients need to be completely truthful with the doctors regarding any medicines they have been previously taking. Even though it is safe to drive home immediately after the surgery, it is not advisable because of the anesthesia administered. Hence precautions will be advised accordingly.

Women who are diagnosed with an ovarian cyst or blocked tubes are also encouraged to undergo this minimally invasive procedure instead of open surgery.

Since it is a minimally invasive surgery, the patient is ready to get back to normal life in no time, unlike open surgeries that require bed rest. The option of less scarring also makes laparoscopy a better option

As already stated, laparoscopy requires less recovery time. But because of the general anesthesia that is administered, care needs to be taken by patients after the procedure. When performed by experienced doctors, the doctors allow the patient to go home on the same day after the procedure. Micro-laparoscopy is a recent development that is a more straightforward procedure conducted under local anesthesia. Since it is not conducted under general anesthesia, the patient is allowed to go home immediately.

Laparoscopic procedures are safer than other invasive procedures, so the risk associated with it also is much lesser.

Nevertheless, it is better to be aware of the risks involved with Laparoscopic surgery:

Bowel Injury

Use of electrocautery during laparoscopy may cause injuries to the bowel. It also depends on the skills of the involved doctors. Electrocautery is a process in which heat is generated by passing a direct or alternating current through an electrode.

Bladder Injury

Bladder injury is caused during some gynecological procedures. Some patients complain of blood in urine and severe abdominal pain. This is due to possible damage to the bladder, causing bladder lesions.

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