Laparoscopy

L aparoscopy is also known as the diagnostic laparoscopy. It is defined to be the procedure which is used to be a procedure which uses a thin lighted put through cut (incision) in the belly to have a look of the abdominal organs or the pelvic organs. This procedure allows the expert to visualize the abdominal and the pelvic organs which includes are of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.


It is used so as to find the solution to the health problem of cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. It involves the practice of taking the samples for biopsy through the tube. It is procedure taken into account instead of laparotomy involving the usage of incision in the belly.

Why Laparoscopy is done?

Laparoscopy Procedure
Laparoscopy is the procedure which is being widely used these days to diagnose the source of abdominal and pelvic pain. This is done due to the following reasons:
To check for and possibly take out abnormal growth in the belly or pelvic organs
Check for and treat conditions such as endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease
Do a biopsy
Do a tubal ligation
Fix a hiatal hernia
To figure out the cause of sudden or ongoing pelvic pain
See the presence of cancer in the parts of the body which has spread to the belly
Laparoscopy Diagnosed
The laparoscopy can be diagnosed by using the following imagining techniques:
Ultrasound, this uses high frequency sound waves to create images of body
CT Scan, uses special X-Rays to take cross sectional images of the body
MRI, uses magnets and radio waves to produce the images of body
Laparoscopy is done if the results are not clear from these tests. Then the diagnoses through this procedure are performed.

Risks of Laparoscopy

There are large no of common risks associated with the procedure of Laparoscopy. And the most common risks are bleeding and infection.

After the procedure, the important thing is to look out for the signs of infections. There is need to do consult the doctor if any of the symptoms are experienced as follow:

  • Stomach
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Persistent Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Inability to urinate

The risks associated with this are:

  • Complications from general anesthesia
  • Inflammation of the abdominal wall
  • Damage to organs being examined
  • Leakage of blood and other fluids

Time Period for recovering from Laparoscopy

After the surgery, the patients are made to stay in hospital for few hours and then released thereafter. The timing for the release of the patients varies depending on the following points:

  • Your overall physical condition
  • Type of anesthesia used
  • Reaction of the body to surgery

For some conditions, it is required for the patient to stay overnight. After the procedure, some of side effects are also experienced which may be like moderate body pain, shoulder pain, discomfort, and bloating. This all discomfort can vanish in couple of days after having rest.