What is the meaning of laparoscopy?

A laparoscope is used to look inside your pelvic area during gynecologic laparoscopy, which significantly reduces the size of the incision. 

Endoscopic surgery refers to a group of surgical procedures performed with a laparoscope or hysteroscope. Laparoscopy can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery

The benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery performed at Harsh Hospital, Surat are: 

  •  Rapid post-op recovery.
  •  Less post-op pain.
  • Decreased need for post-op analgesia.
  • Shorter hospital stays, reducing concomitant cost.
  •  Quicker resumption of day-to-day activity.
  • Less adhesion formation.
  • Less blood loss.
  •  Minimal abdominal scar.
  •  Lesser risk of incisional hernia.
  •  Higher patient satisfaction.

Laparoscopic Procedures are considered to be therapeutic for the following condition:


  •     Tubal sterilization
  •     Adhesiolysis ( without bowel involvement)
  •     Aspiration of simple ovarian cyst
  •     Ovarian biopsy


Ectopic pregnancy

  •     Salpingostomy
  •     Segmental resection
  •     Salpingectomy
  •     salpingo-oophorectomy
  •     Endometriosis: Ablation by diathermy or laser


  • Diathermy for PCOS
  • Drainage of endometriomas
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Salpingo-ovarioles


  •     Myomectomy
  •     Laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
  •     Adhesiolysis (including bowel involvement)

Extensive procedures

  •     Major endometriosis
  •     Myomectomy
  •     Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy
  •     Hysterectomy
  •     Urinary incontinence
  •     Sacrocolpopexy

How to prepare for a gynecologic laparoscopy?

The preparation for gynecologic laparoscopy can be done in the following way:

  • The type of surgery determines the level of preparation. Various procedures, like imaging tests, may be required, and your doctor may suggest fasting or an enema.
  • Any medications you’re taking should be disclosed to your doctor. This includes OTC medications and supplements. It’s possible that you’ll have to put a stop to them before the treatment.
  • Request a ride from a friend or arrange for a vehicle service following the surgery. You will not be permitted to operate a motor vehicle on your own.

What are the risks of laparoscopy?

The risks of laparoscopy surgery include: 

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
  •  adhesions
  •  blood clots
  • problems with urinating


There are a few conditions that increase the risk of complications including:

  •     previous abdominal surgery
  •     obesity
  •     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.

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