Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure with insertion of a narrow telescope-like instrument through a small incision allowing picturing of areas of the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Laparoscopy in women with infertility
It identifies any defects such as scar tissue, endometriosis, fibroid tumors and other abnormalities of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Until the mid-1990’s Laparoscopy was part of the standard female infertility work-up.
Time required for procedure
Laparoscopy is usually done with general anesthesia. For this procedure usually time in minutes is required depending upon how much is corrective work. A complicated case could take more time.
The woman is generally discharged approximately after 4 hours of the completion of surgery. The woman will generally need 1-2 days’ rest from work following the procedure. Mild to moderate pain should be expected to last after the procedure.