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Laparoscopy

Assessing the pelvis

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Laparoscopy is a "key holes"  operation performed in the pelvis using small incisions with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope aids diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with a few small cuts in the abdomen

A general anaesthetic is required for laparoscopic procedures. A cut about one centimetre long is made below the belly button.

The laparoscope (narrow telescope with a light) is inserted, allowing the gynaecologist to see the pelvis and pelvic organs. Other small cuts are made which allow different laparoscopic instruments to be introduced to perform the laparoscopic surgery.

These are the procedures I do under laparoscopy:

  • Tubal Ligation

  • Ovarian cystectomy

  • Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy

  • Removal of ectopic pregnancies

  • Myomectomy

  • Total and Supracervical hysterectomy

  • Excision of Endometriosis

 

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy

Laparoscopy patient information

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