Laparoscopy is also known as keyhole surgery and it is a minimally invasive procedure that helps in investigating and treating the fertility problem. Although it is also used for other types like pelvic or abdominal surgery like gallbladder removal, gastric band placement, and appendectomy.
What is a laparoscope?
A laparoscope is a thin fiber-optic telescope that is put into the abdomen through the belly button. To see inside the abdomen the fiber optic has light. Before inserting the laparoscope carbon dioxide is inserted into the abdomen. This way the abdominal wall is lifted and inside the abdomen, the organs will get separated which helps the fertility doctor to see the different reproductive organs.
In the case of abnormalities, additional instruments are placed into the abdomen by placing tiny incisions. The incisions are made on the left or right side of the pubic hairline.
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When is laparoscopy recommended?
To know the reason behind infertility the fertility doctor will suggest the laparoscopy surgery. Some of the possible reasons it is recommended include:
- It might be possible that you have pain while sexual intercourse.
- You are experiencing severe pelvic pain or menstrual cramps at some other point in the cycle.
- Endometriosis is moderate to severe suspected.
- Issue of Pelvic adhesions or pelvic inflammatory problem.
- Life-threatening ectopic pregnancy is suspected.
Treating female infertility with laparoscopy
- Surgery might help in repairing or unblocking the fallopian tube. The success rate of tubal repair is very high. Undergoing the IVF procedure after the surgery will also help to improve the chances. If the women in young and other fertility factors are good then this option will work best.
- Pain or fallopian tubes can be blocked because of ovarian cyst. If the endometrial cyst is large then ovarian reserve may get reduced. Your doctor will discuss everything with you.
- There is an issue of hydrosalpinx which is a type of blocked fallopian tube. Once the affected tube is removed then the IVF success rate can be improved.
- The uterine cavity is distorted, pain because of fibroid, or blocked fallopian tube.
- Ovarian drilling is given in the case of PCOS. With this procedure, there will be 3 to 8 tiny punctures into the ovaries. If ovulation does not happen with fertility drugs then this procedure can help to ovulate.
General anesthesia is given to the patient. Depending on the time the procedure took the patient might have to stay in the hospital or they will leave the hospital. In the procedure, tiny incisions are made in the abdomen.