Laparoscopy in Endometriosis

A surgical treatment called a laparoscopy can be used to identify and manage a number of medical disorders, including endometriosis. A laparoscope, a long, thin viewing device, is inserted into the belly during a laparoscopy through a tiny surgical incision. This enables your doctor to perform a biopsy, or the viewing or removal of tissue. They could also get rid of endometriosis-related scar tissue, implants, and cysts.

A laparoscopy is a low-risk, minimally intrusive treatment to treat endometriosis.  Gynaecologist usually performs it while under general anaesthesia. The majority of patients are discharged from the hospital the same day. However, there are situations when overnight observation is necessary.

Who needs to have a laparoscopy?

Your doctor may recommend a laparoscopy if:

  • You regularly experience severe abdominal pain believed to be caused by endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis or symptoms associated with it have persisted or returned, after hormone therapy.
  • Endometriosis is thought to affect some organs, including the bladder and bowel.
  • Endometriosis is believed to contribute to infertility.
  • An abnormal lump on your ovary called as an endometrioma has been found.

Laparoscopic surgery isn’t suitable for everybody. First, a less intrusive kind of treatment called hormone therapy can be suggested. If endometriosis affects the colon or bladder, a more involved operation may be necessary.

Endometriosis is fairly common, affecting more than 11 percent of American women of reproductive age. However, it can be difficult to diagnose. If left untreated, severe endometriosis may result in infertility. Endometriosis can also increase your risk for certain cancers.

 

It’s easily treatable with laparoscopy when done in the best hands with the right preop diagnosis.

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