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Laparoscopic Surgery-Endometriosis

A healthcare provider may recommend that a woman with possible endometriosis undergo a procedure called laparoscopic surgery. It can help the healthcare provider definitively diagnose the condition and possibly even treat it right then and there if endometriosis is confirmed.
 
During this surgery, your cervix will be opened with a speculum and a small incision will be made just below your belly button. Then a small tube is inserted into the incision and your abdomen (stomach) will be slowly filled with carbon dioxide gas. This causes the abdomen to expand and helps the surgeon see your pelvic structures more clearly. The special laparoscopic camera will then be put into your lower abdomen. Through this, your healthcare provider will view the inside of your pelvis and abdomen on a video screen, looking for endometriosis.
 
(Click Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis to learn more about exactly what to expect with this procedure, what happens if endometriosis is found, and the advantages this surgery offers.)
 

Laparoscopic Surgery-Endometriosis

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