What is an Laparoscopy?
A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure involving 2-3 small incisions on the abdomen, usually about 1cm wide, for the purpose of placing a small scope to view inside the abdomen or pelvis. This minimally invasive surgery can be used for many purposes, including but not limited to evaluating for chronic pelvic pain, removing ovaries or ovarian cysts, and removing endometriosis.
What Can I Expect?
This outpatient surgery does not require an overnight stay. Most women will experience mild abdominal discomfort for several days and may require a couple of days off work to recover.