Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgery
Gynaecological laparoscopic surgery is a procedure to examine and treat problems with a woman’s reproductive organs and other pelvic organs. Under general anaesthetic, a small viewing instrument (laparoscope) is inserted into the abdomen at the navel. Other instruments may be inserted through other small cuts in the lower abdomen. While watching a video monitor, the surgeon can: look for the cause of any symptoms; remove scar tissue or other abnormal tissue; repair or remove part or all of the ovaries or fallopian tubes; remove an abnormal pelvic mass or ovarian cyst; look for the spread of cancer and perform a biopsy; remove lymph nodes or pelvic organs; evaluate and treat infertility; remove the uterus (hysterectomy); remove uterine fibroids (myomectomy); carry out sterilisation (tubal ligation); treat sudden, severe pelvic pain; treat a tubal pregnancy; and remove uterine tissue found outside the uterus in the abdomen (endometriosis). The average time of surgery depends on the procedure performed.