Laparoscopic Gynecology Surgeries

Laparoscopic Gynecology Surgeries


In a bid to offer patients alternatives to open surgery, gynecologic laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia and used to look inside the pelvic area and perform diagnoses and treatments. A laparoscope is a slender, lighted telescope with a camera attached to the end that allows the doctor to inspect and perform surgeries like

  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Tubal ligation, which is surgical contraception
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic problems like urinary incontinence and pelvic support problems such as uterine prolapse
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Sterilization
  • Blocking blood flow to fibroids
Laparoscopic Myomectomy

A myomectomy involves an operation aimed at removing fibroids while preserving the uterus. This is the best course of treatment for women who are suffering from fibroids and want to have children in the future. Although Myomectomy is very effective, it must be noted that fibroids can re-grow. The possibility of regrowth is highest in younger women who have a large number of fibroids, to begin with, and is lowest for women nearing menopause.

There are several ways for performing a myomectomy and our doctors suggest the right way for you based on the size, number, and location of fibroids. Only certain fibroids can be removed via laparoscopic myomectomy, for larger fibroids that are numerous in number and deeply embedded in the uterus, abdominal myomectomy may be required.

Most women will need to spend one night in the hospital and two to four weeks recovering at home post the procedure. Although like any surgical procedure, a laparoscopic myomectomy does carry some risks, they are very rare. Complications may include injuries to internal organs, bleeding, and a weaker uterus. The final stage of suturing the uterus requires dexterity and an expert level of hand-eye coordination. The doctors at HJ Hospital are accomplished and capable and can perform such surgeries successfully.

Another common laparoscopic surgery is ovarian cystectomy. This is a surgery to remove cysts from the patient’s ovaries using whilst preserving her fertility. This surgery can also be performed to diagnose or rule out ovarian cancer. Benefits of opting for laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy are the same as other laparoscopic operations like faster recovery, minimal scarring, fewer complications, and quicker discharge.