What is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive reproductive surgery technique that often plays an important role in the diagnosis and/or treatment of infertility.
How Does Laparoscopy Work?
In laparoscopy, a small incision is made in the umbilicus (navel or belly button) and the laparoscope (a long narrow instrument with a lens at one end) is inserted, allowing the physician to evaluate the reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries).
Why Choose Laparoscopy?
Examples of fertility problems that can be corrected with laparoscopy include adhesions (scar tissue) around the fallopian tubes and ovaries, blocked tubes, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. In certain situations, uterine fibroids can also be removed laparoscopically.