Dr Vidushi Mehta

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Overview

Diagnostic hysteroscopy-laparoscopy is a combined minimally invasive procedure used to evaluate and diagnose conditions affecting the uterus and pelvis. It involves the simultaneous use of hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to visualize the uterine cavity and pelvic organs, allowing for comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of various gynecological conditions. At our clinic in Indore, we specialize in performing diagnostic hysteroscopy-laparoscopy with precision and expertise, providing patients with accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans.

Procedure

1. Pre-operative Evaluation: Before the procedure, you will undergo a thorough pre-operative evaluation, including a physical examination, ultrasound imaging, and blood tests to assess your overall health and determine the need for diagnostic hysteroscopy-laparoscopy.

2. Anesthesia: Diagnostic hysteroscopy-laparoscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia, which ensures that you remain unconscious and pain-free throughout the procedure.

3. Hysteroscopy: The procedure begins with hysteroscopy, where a thin, flexible instrument called a hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. The hysteroscope is equipped with a camera that provides a magnified view of the uterine cavity, allowing the healthcare provider to evaluate the uterine lining for abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids, adhesions, or other structural abnormalities.

4. Laparoscopy: After completing hysteroscopy, laparoscopy is performed by making small incisions in the abdomen through which a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera) and specialized surgical instruments are inserted. Laparoscopy allows the healthcare provider to visualize and assess the pelvic organs, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and surrounding structures, for any abnormalities such as cysts, endometriosis, or pelvic adhesions.

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5. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Based on the findings from hysteroscopy-laparoscopy, the healthcare provider will make a diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and medical history. Depending on the diagnosis, further interventions or surgical procedures may be recommended to address any identified abnormalities or underlying gynecological conditions.

Advantages of Diagnostic Hysteroscopy-Laparoscopy

Comprehensive Evaluation: Diagnostic hysteroscopy-laparoscopy allows for comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis of gynecological conditions affecting the uterus and pelvis, providing a complete picture of any abnormalities or concerns.

Minimally Invasive: Both hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are minimally invasive procedures, requiring only small incisions in the abdomen and cervix, which results in less pain, reduced scarring, and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

Accurate Diagnosis: The direct visualization provided by hysteroscopy-laparoscopy allows for accurate diagnosis of uterine and pelvic abnormalities that may not be detected by other imaging modalities such as ultrasound or MRI.

Personalized Treatment: With the information obtained from diagnostic hysteroscopy-laparoscopy, healthcare providers can develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and medical condition, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Our Approach

At our clinic, we understand the importance of accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for gynecological conditions, and we are committed to providing patients with prompt and compassionate care. Our team of experienced gynecologists, laparoscopic surgeons, nurses, and support staff work together to ensure that each patient receives personalized treatment tailored to their individual needs and medical condition, with a focus on safety, efficacy, and optimal outcomes.

Frequently asked questions

Most patients experience minimal discomfort or pain after laparoscopic surgery, which can be effectively managed with pain medications prescribed by your surgeon.

Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure performed and individual factors such as overall health and the presence of underlying medical conditions. In general, most patients can expect to resume normal activities within a few days to a week after laparoscopic surgery.

While laparoscopy is generally considered safe, like any surgical procedure, there are risks of complications such as bleeding, infection, injury to surrounding organs, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and benefits of laparoscopic surgery with you before the procedure.

Laparoscopic surgery typically results in small, barely visible scars at the incision sites, which fade over time and are less noticeable compared to the larger scars associated with open surgery.

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