How Reproductive Laparoscopy Is Done
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure. It lets the doctor see your reproductive organs close up. After you are given anesthesia, small incisions are made in your abdomen. A laparoscope is inserted into one of the small incisions. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a camera on the end that sends pictures to a video screen. The surgeon can see inside the body. Surgical tools are put through the other incisions to complete the procedure.
A closer look
Your doctor needs to see clearly during surgery. To do this, your abdomen is inflated with a harmless gas. A device may be inserted into the vagina to lift the uterus. This helps your doctor see your organs better through the scope.
Risks and complications of surgery
These may include:
Damage to blood vessels, nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures
Risks of anesthesia
Hernia at the incision site
Need for a larger incision
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