Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis
What To Think About
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery compared with open abdominal surgery include less tissue trauma and scarring and smaller incisions along with being able to have an outpatient procedure or a shorter hospital stay and a shorter recovery time.
The skill of the surgeon is critical when surgery is used to treat endometriosis that is causing infertility. The use of a laparoscope, lasers, and some of the operative procedures require additional training for a surgeon. Doctors report varying pregnancy rates after endometriosis surgery.
In vitro fertilization (IVF), an Reference assisted reproductive technology Opens New Window, is an alternative to surgery to correct infertility caused by endometriosis.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology