Laparoscopy (non invasive key hole surgery) is a procedure which allows the surgeon to see the organs inside the abdomen and pelvis.
A laprascope is inserted into the abdomen via a small incision (5/10mm) The laprascope is fitted with a video camera and light source. Images of the abdomen and pelvic organs are displayed onto a video monitor and photographs are taken.
A laparoscopy is performed to diagnose and investigate
Or to Operatively treat
tubal ectopic pregnancy
Benefits of Laparoscopy over traditional open surgery
Most of the time , laparoscopy replaces the need for open surgery , therefore
reduces pain after surgery
reduce risk of bleeding
less scaring (keyhole)
shorter recovery time
faster mobility after surgery
LINK TO RANZCOG patient information Laparoscopy