Laparoscopic conservative surgery for endometriosis


Laparoscopic conservative surgery for endometriosis

The aim of laparoscopic conservative surgery is to remove or destroy the deposits of endometriosis. It is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery that involves the insertion of a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision. The doctor might make more incisions to insert other instruments if required. Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis prevents large incisions on the abdomen.

When is Laparoscopic conservative surgery for endometriosis recommended?

Laparoscopy is recommended under the following cases-

  • When the doctor wants to view the internal organs for specific problems, including the signs of endometriosis. Laparoscopy is a good way to diagnose the issue and correct it.
  • When the doctor wants to remove the visible endometriosis implants or scar tissues, which is the reason behind infertility or severe pain. At the same time, it also removes the endometriosis cysts growing on an ovary.

What to expect during the surgery?

Laparoscopic conservation surgery is an outpatient surgery that is done under the influence of general anesthesia. The surgeon will insert a laparoscope through a small incision and examine the internal organs. For a better view and removal of the endometriosis, the surgeon may make a few more incisions. It will aid in inserting the additionally required instruments.

The entire procedure takes around 1 to 3 hours. Once the procedure completes, the surgeon will close the abdominal incisions with a few stitches. Usually, you will get little or no scar that will fade away.

You may need to stay at the hospital for one day, where the doctor will keep you under observation. You may resume the normal activities after taking rest for one week.

Why is laparoscopic conservation surgery for endometriosis done?

The surgery is highly beneficial for women with endometriosis. It helps in diagnosing and treating the following-

  • Severe endometriosis which is interfering with internal organs like bladder or bowel.
  • Severe pain in the abdomen, which is due to endometriosis.
  • Abdominal pain not responding to hormone therapy
  • If there is an endometriosis cyst on the ovary, a condition called endometrioma
  • When endometriosis is causing infertility

Are there any risks involved?

Although the chances of risks are rare, a few of them that you may experience are listed below-

  • Infection in the pelvic region
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Adhesion formation after the surgery
  • Some damage in the bowel, bladder or uterus

Therefore, it is very important to consult and get treatment from a well experienced and qualified doctor. It will eliminate the chances of any potential risks or dangers in the surgery. An experienced surgeon will ensure that the right treatment is given at the right time to achieve the best results. Dr. Sumina Reddy is one of the best gynecologists in Hyderabad. With years of experience and profound knowledge, she can deal with any complex gynecological case easily.

Visit Dr. Sumina Reddy Clinic to know more about laparoscopic conservation surgery for endometriosis.