Pelviscopic laser surgery
A pelviscopy also called pelvic laparoscopy. This medical procedure is used to diagnose and treat different disorders affecting the pelvic region. Depending on what means the procedure can be done outpatient or hospitalization.
What conditions are treated with the pelviscopic laser surgery?
As a diagnostic tool, pelviscopy is used to detect appendicitis, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and ovarian cysts. The procedure is also used to assess pelvic mases and female infertility. In addition, a pelviscopy is used for treatment purposes during the tubal ligation, hysterectomy and myomectomy. The use of a pelvic area is not feasible for patients with morbid obesity or in patients with extensive scars from previous procedures.
Does endometriosis cause infertility?
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue endometrial (uterus) outside the uterus. This tissue can cause pain and scarring of the formation. About 30-40% of women with endometriosis are infertile. This is often related to Anatomy distorted pelvis, the scarring of the fallopian tubes and impaired the implantation of the embryo.
What it does with the pelviscopic laser surgery?
The doctor uses the pelviscopy for:
- Samples of tissue (biopsy)
- Look for the cause of infertility
- Remove or repair the fallopian tubes or ovaries
- Remove or repair the uterus
- Remove the endometriosis scar tissue
What happens before the pelviscopic laser surgery?
Once your doctor determines that you need a pelviscopy procedure, it discuss the risks and benefits with you and have signing an informed consent form. Be sure to show your doctor all medications, such as certain blood thinners that will take place during 3-7 days before. Arriving at the surgical Center, a nurse has to change into a dress and begins an intravenous line in his arm. Bring someone to take it home and do not eat or drink after midnight.
How to perform the procedure with laser pelviscopic?
Then placed on the table of the procedure, general anesthesia was given. An endotracheal tube is used to help with breathing, and devices for monitoring merge to assess vital signs. After the lower part of the abdomen is cleaned with an antiseptic solution, makes a small incision below the umbilicus. The doctor gives gas carbon dioxide in the abdominal cavity to expand the region and allow an unobstructed view. The small laparoscope is inserted through the incision, and the doctor sees the surgical area on a television monitor. After evaluation, you can make additional incisions, depending on what should be done. A laser is used to remove scars, tumors and repair the problems. After the necessary repairs and the removal of tissue, the incisions are closed with stitches and a bandage is applied.
What should I expect after the pelviscopy?
Immediately after the procedure, a nurse will monitor your condition for about 30 minutes. Expect the pain at incision sites and the tenderness of the abdomen region. Due to the gas, swelling is expected. We recommend that you rest for the rest of the day and gradually progress in activities as tolerated. Do not lift anything plus 10 pounds in three weeks to reduce the chances of developing a hernia.
What are the risks associated with pelviscopy with laser surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, the pelviscopy carries some risks. These include damage to organ or tissue, bleeding, blood clots and infection. Because gas is used, abdominal cramping is likely. There is a small chance of allergic reactions to any medications or medical supplies during the procedure.