Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in procedures such as tubal ligation, gallbladder removal or hiatal hernia repair. It is normally performed in the outpatient surgery unit of a hospital. In most cases, patients can return home a few hours after a laproscopic procedure.It is a technique used to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity. Laparoscopy utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera. The laparoscope is placed through a small incision in the abdomen and produces images that can be seen on a computer screen. A similar procedure can be used to look at the organs of the pelvis.Laparoscopy uses a smaller surgical cut than open surgery. There is less blood loss with laparoscopic surgery and less pain after surgery. Laparoscopy allows a direct view of the abdominal organs and structures without the need for major surgery. Laparoscopy may also be used to perform biopsies or surgical procedures, such as an appendectomy or cholecystectomy. Reasons for Procedure
Laparoscopic Surgery is done to relieve problems caused by fibroids. These problems can include:Pelvic pain,Back pain,Pressure on the bladder,Abnormal vaginal bleeding,Difficulty becoming pregnant,Discomfort during sexual intercourse. Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk, there are complications, which may include:Bleeding surgical wound infection,recurrence of fibroids, damage to other organs, wall of the uterus may be weakened if a large fibroid is removed, reactions to anesthesia, need for special precautions in pregnancy (such as need to deliver by cesarean section), pelvic adhesions that can cause pain and/or bowel blockageProblems found during surgery that make removal of the uterus necessary severe scarring, resulting in infertility.
Last date updated on September, 2014