Download our women’s health factsheet and find out more about laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery.
During laparoscopy, your Gynaecologist makes keyhole cuts in the abdomen (usually the belly button), to pass through instruments and a video camera.
The benefit of this surgery is that because there are minimal cuts, the patient has minimal scarring and less pain, plus more rapid recovery than traditional surgery.
This surgery is used by Gynaecologist specialist for many purposes, including hysterectomy, assessments (such as infertility), removing cysts, tubes or ovaries, and also for treatment of endometriosis, scar tissue and prolapse.
Our fact sheet tells you the best way to prepare for your laparoscopy surgery and what to expect after your surgery. It also discusses the risks involved in having a laparoscopy surgery.