Endoscopy is a surgical technique used in diagnosing and treating infertility and is minimally invasive. Both diagnostic and operative Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy are included.
Laparoscopy offers a direct means of visualizing and examining any abnormalities in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, outer surface of the uterus, and pelvis that may affect a woman’s fertility. Moreover, this allows for addressing several issues, including adhesiolysis, cystectomy, PCO drilling, myomectomy, and fulguration of endometriotic spots.
With hysteroscopy, it is possible to visually examine abnormalities within the uterus that may impact implantation. Treatments for these abnormalities, such as septoplasty, adhesiolysis, myomectomy, and polypectomy, can also be done.
Laparoscopic surgery treatments
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia using a laparoscope. It is inserted through a tiny incision near the navel to access the abdominal cavity for viewing. Special instruments can be introduced through additional incisions, allowing for minimally invasive surgeries without a large abdominal incision.
Diagnostic & Operative Surgeries - Laparoscopic
Laparoscopy is effective in identifying the causes of pelvic pain, pelvic masses, and infertility. It can even identify conditions, like:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Ectopic pregnancy
Laparoscopic surgery is effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Some examples of laparoscopic procedures are:
- Tubal ligation
- Endometriosis treatment
- Fibroid removal
- Treatment of ectopic pregnancy
- Ovarian cysts
- Treatment of pelvic floor disorders
- Pelvic inflammatory disease treatment
- Treatment of gynecologic cancer
At KJK Hospital, we offer a range of laparoscopic surgeries such as:
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
The surgical method, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLS) involves removing the whole uterus, including cutting of uterine vessels and opening/closing of the vaginal cavity. In many instances, TLS can be performed in place of a total abdominal hysterectomy.
Lap Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
The use of a laparoscope in Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) allows for the removal of the uterus, and sometimes the fallopian tubes and ovaries, through the birth canal.
This procedure is used to treat uterine diffuse adenomyosis.
For women with symptomatic fibroids who want to avoid a hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy is the preferred option as it is minimally invasive.
Laparoscopic Abdominal Cerclage
The Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) effectively treats Cervical insufficiency. A suture is placed at the top of the cervix near its transition with the uterus. The abdominal approach is necessary because this level cannot be reached from the vagina.
Laparoscopic sterilization is a permanent way to prevent pregnancy in women. The method involves blocking both fallopian tubes to ensure no pregnancy occurs.
Laparoscopy for Uterine Prolapse
Laparoscopic surgery is a common method for repairing uterine prolapse. Using a synthetic mesh strip, the prolapsed uterus is lifted and secured in place. It maintains both sexual function and the ability to have children.
Laparoscopic tubal recanalization is performed to restore fertility after tubal ligation or sterilization. The aim of the technique is to reverse sterilization by restoring fallopian tube function. Those women who desire to conceive naturally after a change of heart will be able to do so.
Laparoscopic Cystectomy/ Oophorectomy
The purpose of an ovarian cystectomy is to eliminate ovarian cysts. During a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy, the objectives are to minimize blood loss, ensure an efficient surgical procedure, and protect the ovarian tissue.
The surgical procedure known as salpingectomy removes one or both fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes facilitate the movement of eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. In cases of ectopic pregnancy or infection, salpingectomy may be required.
Laparoscopic PCO puncturing
The surgical procedure of laparoscopic ovarian drilling helps with ovulation in PCOS patients. Generally, a small incision is made during ovarian drilling, which is done using laparoscopy and general anesthesia.
Is laparoscopic surgery a major surgery?
Laparoscopy, a minimally invasive technique, involves surgeons accessing the abdomen and pelvis through tiny skin incisions, commonly known as keyhole surgery. The utilization of a laparoscope eliminates the necessity for large incisions. A notable benefit of laparoscopy is its potential for shorter hospital stays and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery. Following the procedure, patients typically encounter reduced pain, minimal bleeding, and limited scarring.
How safe is laparoscopic surgery?
Endoscopic procedures have a low level of associated risk. Nonetheless, as with any surgery, there are risks, such as anesthesia risks, infection, heavy bleeding, and injury to reproductive organs or bladder. Less than 1 percent of cases experience these complications.
Why Choose KJK Hospital
KJK Hospital is the best fertility clinic in Kerala, with a strong commitment to helping couples achieve their dream of parenthood. KJK Hospital offers a comprehensive range of infertility treatments, including IVF treatment, microsurgical sperm aspiration treatment, gamete intrafallopian tube transfer treatment, IUI treatment, and more. Their dedicated team of medical professionals and experts in the field of reproductive medicine work tirelessly to provide personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Fertility specialists commonly use treatment options such as hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to identify and address growths or scar tissue in the uterus. Our qualified and experienced doctors also use these procedures to identify and address issues like blocked fallopian tubes and uterine anomalies. In general, these procedures can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of underlying issues affecting fertility and quality of life. If you’re having difficulty conceiving, schedule a consultation with us and allow our fertility specialists to diagnose your fertility problems. Thanks to cutting-edge technologies, we can accurately diagnose your condition and recommend a treatment plan that will increase your likelihood of conception and pregnancy.
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The procedure will be completely painless for you. You may experience soreness in the incision areas and the doctor might prescribe a medication for pain relief. It’s also likely that you’ll have shoulder pain for a few days.
Before undergoing the procedure, your doctor will recommend abstaining from food and drink for a specified duration. You might be required to cease medication intake, including narcotic pain relievers, ahead of the surgery. It’s crucial to seek guidance from your healthcare provider before modifying any medication routines.
Just like any other surgery, there may be pain involved with endoscopic procedures. The level of pain would vary based on the surgical location and the extent of incisions.
Endoscopy surgery offers advantages in fertility treatments, including improved visualization of abnormalities in internal reproductive organs like fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus surface, and pelvis. It also results in less bleeding, complications, shorter recovery time, and fewer scars.
Hysteroscopy is used for the diagnosis of endometrial polyps, fibroids, adhesions, septum, endometriosis, etc., while laparoscopy diagnoses fibroids, adhesions, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc.