A laparoscopy can take place for many reasons, health conditions, and diagnoses, including tubal ligation, diagnostic procedures, and the treatment of certain conditions.
Common reasons for undergoing a laparoscopy include:
the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, and causes of infertility the removal of fibroids, uterus, ovarian cysts, lymph nodes, or an ectopic pregnancy the treatment of a range of disorders, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and certain forms of cancer evaluating certain cancers, including those of the ovary, uterus, and cervix.
As with any surgical procedure, a laparoscopy has benefits and risks. The benefits of the procedure are most apparent when comparing a laparoscopy to open surgery.
The benefits of laparoscopy include: