What Is Laparoscopy? | Dr Kaushiki Dwivedee
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Laparoscopy is also called keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery. Through 3 to 4, 5mm to 1cms skin cuts various complicated Gynaecology surgeries can be performed. Laparoscopy needs excellent surgical skills, modern instruments, and good teamwork.
Laparoscopy surgeries can be performed for preserving fertility in conditions like the removal of fibroid or myomectomy. Through laparoscopy conditions like endometriosis can be operated to enhance fertility. Tubal surgeries can be performed laparoscopically to open minor blockages or for treatments hydrosalpinx. Ovarian drilling a procedure suggested for resistant PCOD can be performed laparoscopically.
Apart from fertility enhancing surgeries, laparoscopy can be used for removing uterus or hysterectomy and surgical treatment of ovarian cyst i.e ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy. The usual recovery time post-operatively is comparatively less when compared to open conventional surgery.
Dr. Kaushiki Dwivedee has been performing high end advanced laparoscopic surgeries ( keyhole Surgeries) for the last 16 years. She was exposed to the laparoscopic surgery as a trainee registrar in the NHS UNited Kingdom. In 2004 she did her advanced fellowship in minimally invasive surgery from Benenden Hospital, Kent. She performs surgeries for complicated Gynaecology problems like endometriosis, fibroid, ovarian cysts, hysterectomies and fertility-enhancing surgeries in all three countries India, Australia and the United Kingdom and is abreast with the latest surgical techniques due to her international exposure as she works with the world best.
Laparoscopy is an invasive method used to diagnose the disease and treat the problem of infertility. In this surgical procedure, the doctor makes two to three small cuts in the woman’s abdomen. A laparoscope is used for this procedure, a very thin surgical instrument with a camera and light. In some complicated cases, the doctor may make a larger incision for surgery, and you may have to stay in the hospital for a few days.
When is a laparoscopy procedure recommended?
Laparoscopy is not the first resort for treating the problem of infertility. The doctor first suggests options to cure or treat infertility by various other methods. After that, even if you are not pregnant, the doctor may recommend the adoption of diagnostic laparoscopy to treat infertility.
1- If the woman has established an ectopic pregnancy
2- If the doctor suspects pelvic adhesions or pelvic inflammatory disease.
3- If the doctor diagnoses moderate or severe stage in endometriosis.
4- If pain and discomfort is felt during intercourse.
5- If severe pain and cramps are experienced during menstruation.
In many cases, the doctor diagnoses the problem during a laparoscopic procedure (though not in all cases). Apart from this, the following are some other infertility problems for which the doctor may recommend laparoscopic surgery-
If the woman has PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome, in such a situation, the doctor may recommend ovarian drilling. Ovulation is interrupted by polycystic ovarian syndrome, and to correct this, the doctor may puncture the ovary by drilling at various places.
- A fibroid causes intense pain or blocks the fallopian tubes and even affects the uterine cavity.
- Suppose the woman has ovarian cysts that are blocking the fallopian tubes and causing severe pain. In some cases, doctors may use ultrasound-guided needles to drain the cyst, although removing large endometrial cysts and exudate affects ovarian reserve.
- If endometrial deposits are the cause of infertility, the doctor may recommend removal of them.
- If the fallopian tubes are blocked, the doctor may recommend a laparoscopic surgical option. However, the success rate of infertility treatment with the laparoscopy method varies greatly, especially in cases of tubal repair. If a woman may have to go for IVF after this surgery, it is better to skip the laparoscopic procedure and go for IVF.
- If the doctor has hydrosalpinx [a condition where a specific type of blockage blocks the fallopian tubes], then the doctor may recommend removal of the tube.
Benefits of laparoscopy for infertility
- Some infertility defects are diagnosed only by laparoscopy.
- Laparoscopy allows the doctor to have a comprehensive view of the entire abdominal area to help identify various infertility causes.
- It is also effective in treating specific causes of fertility problems in which natural means or other infertility treatment options can increase the chances of getting pregnant.
- This technique helps get rid of the problem of pelvic pain and uncomfortable feeling.
- It also helps in the removal of endometrial deposits, scar tissue, and fibroids.
- This surgical method is less surgical than open surgery. There is less pain, less blood loss, more minor cuts, and faster recovery.