A laparoscope is a telescope which can be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a small incision. A powerful light source and TV camera allows the surgeon to see the abdominal and pelvic organs more clearly.
The video camera is connected to a high resolution viewing screen to optimize vision during the operation. The surgeon can then manipulate the laparoscope and other instruments outside of the patient’s body to perform most gynecological operations. Because the image is magnified the surgeon can see areas of disease more clearly and can more easily prevent bleeding during surgery.
It can also be a form of treatment. With miniaturized instruments, your doctor can perform a variety of surgeries. These include- ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation, which is surgical contraception, hysterectomy.
Laparoscopy generally has a shorter healing time than open surgery. It also leaves smaller scars. A gynecologist, general surgeon, or another type of specialist may perform this procedure.