Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are minimally invasive procedures using in the treatment and diagnosis of certain female infertility conditions. With the help of these procedures, a reproductive surgeon can remove scar tissue, remove fibroids, cysts, or lesions and correct congenital abnormalities.
Laparoscopy is a procedure using to view inside of the abdomen and pelvis using an apparatus called as a laparoscope.
Hysteroscopy involves piercing through a telescope through the body to see the inside of the womb.
For Laparoscopy, a 10mm umbilical surgical incision and two 5mm surgical incisions are made on the left side of the abdomen for laparoscopy. Depending on the symptoms and medical condition of the patient, the reproductive specialist would facilitate the treatment.
Hysteroscopy is done by introducing 2.9mm or 4mm hysteroscope into the uterus to look inside the womb. This procedure does not require any surgical incision. Depending on the symptoms and medical condition of the patient, the reproductive specialist would facilitate the treatment.
Once the decision to go ahead with the surgery is made, our team of experts at Zoi explain you the necessary precautionary steps. The specialist at Zoi suggest 6 to 8 hours of fasting and admission into the hospital should be done in the morning around 6 am on the day of the surgery.
The procedure might take 30 to 4 mins for the procedure along with the induction of anesthesia. Recovery from the sedation requires another 15 to 20 mins. Our specialists ensure bowel preparation if required.
The patients after undergoing the procedure would be given IV fluids and all IV medications until 4 to 6 hours after which the patients undergo oral liquids followed by soft diet.
The patient follows up with the doctor after 5 to 6 days with a checkup by the consultant at OPD is advisable. Pain relief and antibiotic medications are provided if needed and antacids are given for a week.
A 45-minute surgery to make sure our fertility condition improves. Pain control measures are started immediately and gradual rehabilitation towards recovery is supervised by the team to ensure that patient is discharged in a stable condition by the end of the day.
Generally one may experience nausea, lightheadedness, pain around the incisions, abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, gassy feeling etc.
The patient follows up with the doctor after 5 to 6 days with a checkup by the consultant at OPD is advisable.
There is no alternative procedure since it gives a visual evaluation and pictorial documentation of the fertility status. Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic are not only diagnostic procedures, they are also therapeutic in case if there are any positive finding notes like- endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, tubal block sub-septate or septate uterus etc.
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