The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, it involves surgeon making a small incision on the abdomen and pumping co2 gas to expand it and make it easier to manoeuvre the laparoscope and see the organs. Two or three additional incisions are made through which the laparoscope and surgical instruments are inserted which enables us to view the images of your reproductive organs on a television screen.
The surgeon uses the available images to evaluate the abdominal and pelvic organs, looking for cysts, fibroids, adhesions, scar tissue and endometrial growths. If required, a dye is injected through the cervix to see if the fallopian tubes are open. If required, sample tissues are taken and tested for abnormalities.
If medical intervention is necessary, microsurgical instruments are inserted through the other abdominal incisions, allowing your physician to cut adhesions or remove endometriosis.
After your procedure, the incisions are closed and you will go home the same day. Your doctor may prescribe painkillers for any discomfort. You should restrict your activities for a day or so.