LAPAROSCOPIC PROCEDURES ARE THERAPEUTIC FOR FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
- Tubal sterilisation
- Adhesiolysis ( without bowel involvement)
- Aspiration of simple ovarian cyst
- Ovarian biopsy
- Segmental resection
- Endometriosis: Ablation by diathermy or laser
- Diathermy for PCOS
- Drainage of endometriomas
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Laparoscopy assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
- Adhesiolysis (including bowel involvement)
PREPARING FOR GYNAECOLOGIC LAPAROSCOPY
- Preparation depends on the type of surgery. You may need various tests including imaging tests, doctor might order fasting or an enema.
- Tell your doctor about any medication you take. This includes over-the-counter drugs and supplements. You may need to stop them before the procedure.
- Ask a friend to come pick you up after the surgery or schedule a car service. You will not be allowed to drive yourself.
RISKS OF LAPAROSCOPY
Skin irritation and bladder infection are common side effects of this procedure.
More serious complications are rare. However, they include:
- damage to an abdominal blood vessel, bladder, bowel, uterus and other pelvic structures.
- nerve damage
- allergic reactions
- blood clots
- problems with urinating
There are few conditions which increase the risk of complications include:
- previous abdominal surgery
- being very thin
- extreme endometriosis
- pelvic infection
- chronic bowel disease
Pay close attention to your body during the recovery period. Write down any side effects you’re experiencing and discuss them with your doctor.