Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

A gynaecological laparoscopy is a procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside your pelvis, for example at your fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus (womb). It can be used either to diagnose a condition or for treatment.

Gynaecological laparoscopy can be used to :

  • diagnose and treat endometriosis
  • remove adhesions (scar tissue)
  • treat an ectopic pregnancy
  • carry out female sterilisation (surgery on your fallopian tubes to prevent future pregnancy)
  • remove an ovarian cyst
  • remove your womb (hysterectomy) or ovaries (oophorectomy)
  • treat fibroids
  • investigate cancer or remove lymph nodes for cancer treatment