Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure applied to women who cannot have children to detect and treat the conditions causing infertility. It’s a thin tube-like flexible device with a high-resolution camera and high-beam light attached to one end that allows a fertility doctor to see and examine all of the abdominal organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, located in the pelvis at the very bottom of the abdomen, and diagnose abnormalities that could interfere with a woman’s ability to conceive a pregnancy. Endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids are the most frequent conditions that lead to infertility.
Some of the female reproductive disorders that can be detected and treated using laparoscopic surgery are:
After you’ve learned about the advantages of Laparoscopy, you should know that it can be used to treat both moderate and severe infertility issues. Operative laparoscopy performed before an IUI has also been shown to help many women conceive. Similarly, IVF performed following laparoscopic surgery has yielded improved results and has led to successful IVF pregnancy.
Assisted reproduction techniques (ART) are an excellent way for infertile couples, but adding a laparoscopic treatment to the latest ART treatments can increase pregnancy success by 20 to 25% and result in a healthy pregnancy.