A complete examination of woman’s internal pelvic structure can provide highly significant information regarding infertility issues and common gynecologic disorders. Problems that cannot be discovered by external physical examination can easily be identified by diagnostic procedures like laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Both of these procedures provide a direct look at the pelvic organs of human female reproductive system. These procedures are often recommended as a part of your treatment method for infertility related issues. Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are used for both diagnostic (looking) and operative (looking and treating) purpose.
Laparoscopy, also known as minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a modern surgical technique to examine the internal abdomen and pelvis with help of a laparoscope. Laparoscope is equipped with a light source and a small camera on the tip. It is a 30-90 minutes’ procedure in which the ovaries and uterus are examined.
Sometimes the time limit can also extend if the physician finds something that can be corrected at the same time. Opposite to Hysteroscopy, it is conducted under the general anesthesia.
This can be simply defined as a procedure of looking inside the womb. The name Hysteroscopy is taken from a thin telescope-like device ‘Hysteroscope”. No anesthesia is required in this short-duration process. A physician can identify fibroids or polyps with Hysteroscopy, which can be the chief cause of infertility.
Hysteroscope was first conducted in the year 1805 by Bozzini, a famous scientist. However it was first described and presented by Nitze in the year 1877. Nearly after three decades of the invention of Hysteroscopy, three scientists, Dimitri Ott, Georg Kelling, and Hans Christian Jacobeus introduced Laparoscopic surgery initially. Today, these diagnostic techniques have revolutionized the field of Gynecology. Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy have become a standard part of gynecologic surgeon armamentarium. The cost, convenience, accuracy, and efficiency of these procedures are superior to every traditional surgical methods and this is why they are used prominently in most of infertility treatment centers.
Pros and cons of Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
The key benefit of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy remains in the fact that the immediate post operative period is quicker. Patients can go home only after 23 hours of the surgery, and recover in the comfort of their own home. The small incisions used are less painful which results in less use of postoperative pain medications by patients. Apart from this, the cosmetic affects are also appealing as scars tend to be less than one and a half inch long.
There are few risks involved in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy as well. Due to some unexpected complications, surgeon may not be able to complete the procedure with desired result. These unexpected complications might include injury to the bladder, bowel, and other vessels at the time of insertion. Injuries might also result in the formation of hernia at the site of incision. Some other complications like infection, bleeding, and deep vein thrombosis may also be encountered.
How Iswarya can help:
Iswarya Infertility Clinic aims to treat their patients in a caring environment, where main emphasis remains on personal attention, technological excellence, emotional support, and post treatment results. Our specialists in Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy have expertise in avoiding common complications that may persist during the diagnostic or operative sessions. Before the session, your case is carefully scrutinized. We suggest on the best way to get rid of your specific infertility.
At Iswarya, we carry out operative session only if it is required, depending upon the severity of the case. Patient’s womb could also be examined at our diagnostic center using procedures like pelvic ultrasound and endometrial aspiration.
The diagnostic sessions carried out at our infertility treatment center are conducted to examine infertility related problems, which are hard to identify otherwise. These conditions may include repeated miscarriages and postmenopausal bleeding. Our specialists also conduct diagnostic sessions to confirm the results of X-ray or ultrasound.
We recommend our patients to undergo operation in order to correct following uterine conditions, if found, during diagnosis:
• Polyps and fibroids
• Abnormal bleeding
• Ovarian cysts or cancer of the ovary
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Inflammation of gallbladder
• Signs of injury
• Uterine fibroids
Encountering any of these conditions during the diagnosis, our practitioners conduct operative session of Hysteroscopy or Laparoscopy to rectify it. We also recommend patients to undergo operations immediately so as to avoid another surgery.
Iswarya Infertility Clinic has been able to achieve best results in successfully diagnosing and treating infertility problems using Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy. We are committed to empowering our patients with happiness and parenthood.
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