What is laparoscopy?

Examination of abdominal cavity and its contents with the help of a telescope is called as laparoscopy. A complete examination of a woman’s internal pelvic and abdominal structures can provide important information regarding infertility and common gynecologic disorders. Frequently, problems that cannot be discovered by external physical examination or ultrasound can be discovered by laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, two procedures which provide a direct look at pelvic and abdominal organs.

What is diagnostic laparoscopy?

When laparoscopy is performed for the purpose of diagnosing a disease in a patient, it is called diagnostic laparoscopy. laparoscopy is useful in diagnosing many gynecological problems including endometriosis, uterine fibroids and other structural abnormalities, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and ectopic pregnancy. Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy together is the gold standard in the complete evaluation of infertile female.