Laparoscopy is a very common procedure
Laparoscopy is the most common procedure used to diagnose and treat causes of pelvic pain such as endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Instead of using a large abdominal incision, the surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision. Directly viewing the pelvic organs is the only way to confirm whether you have endometriosis. If endometriosis or scar tissue needs to be removed, we will use one of various techniques, including cutting and removing tissue (excision) or destroying it with a laser beam or electric current (electrocautery).Laparoscopy is used to examine the pelvic organs and to remove implants and scar tissue. This procedure is typically used for checking and treating:
- Severe endometriosis and scar tissue that is thought to be interfering with internal organs, such as the bowel or bladder
- Endometriosis pain that has continued or returned after hormone therapy
- Severe endometriosis pain (some women and their doctors choose to skip medicine treatment)
- An endometriosis cyst on an ovary (endometrioma)
- Endometriosis as a possible cause of infertility. The surgeon usually removes any visible implants and scar tissue. This may improve fertility
Post op recovery is usually rapid over 3-5 days. Full recovery is within 2 weeks.
Our office offers a wide range of treatments for pelvic pain, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility, and ovarian cysts using operative laparoscopy.