Laparoscopic procedureLaparoscopy allows us to perform minimally invasive procedures without making a large incision. A thin video laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen which allows us to see your pelvic organs. Your abdomen is filled with gas (carbon dioxide) to expand the abdomen and allow for safe insertion and visualization. Other small operative instruments may be inserted through other tiny incisions in the abdomen. After the procedure, the gas is released, the instruments removed, and incisions are closed with sutures or tape, leaving small scars that fade with time. There are many reasons a laparoscopy is performed including endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, pelvic problems and sterilization. This is done as an outpatient procedure in the hospital setting under general anesthesia. After the procedure, you may notice fatigue, nausea and mild abdominal discomfort. Because laparoscopy is less invasive, it has many benefits over open abdominal surgery especially because you usually can go home within a few hours and get back to your normal activities.

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