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A laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery without having to make a large incision. A small incision is made in the abdomen and a thin, lighted tube- known as the laparoscope is inserted. This allows the physician to see all of the pelvic organs more easily. Depending on what type of laparoscopic surgery, determines when you can be released from the hospital. Most laparoscopic surgery patients can be discharged same day.

As with any surgery, there are still risks that can occur including:

  • Bleeding or hernia in the incision sites
  • Internal bleeding
  • Infections
  • Injury to internal organs
Laparoscopy is less painful for the recovery than open abdominal surgery because of the smaller incisions. It is also a shorter hospital stay and recovery time.