Dr Bhavna Banga

Home Laparoscopic

What is laparoscopy?

It is a keyhole surgery into the abdominal cavity, which is minimally invasive, to visually the abdominal organs.
Can be of two types: Diagnostic & Operative


  • Diagnosis of patency of fallopian tubes.
  • Removal of uterine fibroids.
  • Removal of the endometriotic cyst, dermoid, simple cyst.
  • Tubal clipping/salpingectomy in the case of hydrosalpinx.
  • Tuboplasty / tubal recanalization.

When can it be done?

It can be done anytime after the cessation of menses, usually day 7-8 of the menstrual cycle.

How long do I need to stay In the hospital?

Usually, when a diagnostic procedure is performed, day care admission is required In the case of an operative procedure, depending on the type 24-48 hours admission is required.

When can I resume routine activity?

In the case of a diagnostic procedure, rest of 1-2 days is fine, but in the case of an operative procedure, depending on the severity 2-5 days of rest is required.

How is it performed?

Done under short-acting general anesthesia.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is actually assessed during the laparoscopic procedure?
    Basically, the external aspect of the uterus, fallopian tubes patency, ovaries, Tuboovarian relationship is assessed. Also, additional presence/absence of adhesions, endometriosis, tuberculosis, cyst etc can also be assessed.
  • How many stitches?
    Approx 2-3, of 4-5 mm each.
  • How many days rest is required?
    Usually 2-3 days.
  • Is this diagnostic or therapeutic?
  • How long does the procedure take?
    If it’s a diagnostic procedure, then on an average 30-40 mins.
  • Does it require overnight hospital admission?
    Usually, for diagnostic procedures, its a day care admission and its case of therapeutic intervention, usually 1-2 days of hospital stay are required.