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Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy

No one attempting to have a baby wants to receive a diagnosis of infertility. However, when the cause is unclear, it can make the assessment even more disheartening. While unexplained reproductive irregularities are often the source of great concern among patients who wish to conceive, many of these issues can be identified and corrected using a minimally invasive surgical procedure known as laparoscopy.

A laparoscopy is a medical procedure used to view a woman’s reproductive organs. A laparoscope, a thin surgical tool, is passed through a small incision in the abdomen, typically in the navel.

The doctor can look directly at the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and nearby organs to detect abnormalities with a laparoscope.

Benefits of Laparoscopy

For many reproductive anomalies requiring correction, laparoscopy has replaced standard open surgery. Because this type of intervention is considerably less invasive than previous surgical techniques, it generally results in significantly shorter recovery times and overwhelmingly favorable outcomes. Highly delicate and precise procedures can be performed through extremely small incisions that don’t result in permanent scarring. Laparoscopy procedures offer the following advantages:

  • Minimal pain
  • Lower infection rates
  • Undetectable incisions/scars
  • Faster and easier return to regular activities

A female pelvic laparoscopy is often recommended when other diagnostic tests, like an X-ray or an ultrasound, cannot confirm the cause of a condition. Laparoscopic intervention can detect abnormalities so small that they don’t generate symptoms and can be missed during other diagnostic evaluations, including hysterosalpingography. 

Conditions Addressed by Laparoscopy

This procedure can be used to:

  • Find the cause of pain in the pelvic and abdominal regions
  • Detect and treat suspicious cysts, growths, and abnormal tissue.
  • Confirm endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Look for blockage of the fallopian tubes or other causes of infertility

Though surgical treatments are often recommended for patients experiencing symptoms of medical abnormalities, laparoscopic procedures have been credited with delivering impressive outcomes for patients whose fertility doesn’t have an immediately obvious cause. Patients experiencing unexplained infertility and who have not achieved success after undergoing preliminary treatments like ovulation induction or intrauterine insemination (IUI) might benefit from diagnostic laparoscopy.

The procedure is done under general anesthesia. A laparoscope is a small, thin tube equipped with a light and camera. The doctor will examine the region for fibroids, polyps, growths, adhesions, scar tissue, and cysts. If necessary small samples of tissue are taken for testing.

After the surgery, your doctor will discuss pregnancy options with you. If the fallopian tubes are repaired, or fibroids are removed, pregnancy may be likely without assisted reproductive technology. Fertility treatments are recommended when pregnancy doesn’t occur within 6-9 months after surgery.

Laparoscopy offers the dual benefits of being an effective diagnostic tool and surgical technique. By detecting and correcting the fundamental cause of infertility, the patient improves her odds of achieving pregnancy in a shorter timeframe than what can be achieved with traditional open surgery.

At PRC, we are proud to offer the latest innovative fertility treatments, giving patients access to state-of-the-art therapies while integrating effective full-body wellness strategies.

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Pacific Reproductive Center has been successfully aiding conception for over two decades. We optimize the conditions of fertility treatment to give every potential parent the greatest chance of successful childbirth.

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We ensure that every patient fully understands their medical condition and treatment options available to them. We understand each patient is unique so we help guide you through the best option to support your own fertility journey.

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Pacific Reproductive Center® is a world-class fertility center in Southern California. With more than 70 years of collective reproductive clinic experience diagnosing and treating infertility, PRC is a leading provider of IVF and fertility care.

PRC is easily accessible whether traveling from local communities including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside or points slightly further including San Diego, Temecula, Inland Empire and La Jolla


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