LAPAROSCOPY

Laparoscopy (pelviscopy) is a surgical procedure which involves inserting a telescope (laparoscope) into the abdomen to visualize the abdominal and pelvic organs and any possible abnormalities. Findings may include scar tissue, endometriosis, fibroids and tubal abnormalities. The laparoscope is passed through a small incision in the umbilicus. Sometimes treatment is performed through additional small punctures in the lower abdomen at the hairline. Laparoscopy is usually performed in an outpatient surgery center with general anesthesia. The recovery period after a laparoscopy is three to five days.