What is pelvic surgery?
Doctors use many imaging techniques to observe pelvic anomalies. Among these techniques are ultrasound, CT scanning and MRI. Your doctor may use pelvic laparoscopy after using noninvasive options. The procedure can provide more details when the data collected by these methods cannot provide a definitive diagnosis.
Your doctor may use pelvic laparoscopy to investigate and treat cases that affect the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other organs in the pelvic area.
Why pelvic surgery is applied:
- Determining the cause of pelvic pain
- To examine an abnormality, such as a tissue mass, ovarian cyst, or tumor, which is probably found in another imaging study
- To confirm the presence of endometriosis, a condition in which cells from the womb’s mouth are outside the uterine cavity
- Diagnosis of a pelvic inflammatory disease
- Examine your fallopian tube for blockages or ectopic pregnancy
- Investigate situations that may cause infertility
- To observe the degree of ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer or cervical cancer
- Your doctor may biopsy abnormal tissue during pelvic laparoscopy. They can also use the procedure to diagnose and treat certain conditions.
Using the Video Monitor as a guide, your doctor can:
- Taking a tissue sample for biopsy
- Eliminating scar tissue or abnormal tissue from endometriosis
- Repair of a damaged uterus
- Repair damage to your ois or fallopian tubes
- Remove Ectopic Pregnancy
- Performing appendectomy
- Do a hysterectomy or take the uterus
- To perform a pipe ligation with sterilisation of your fallopian tubes
- Removing lymph nodes affected by pelvic cancers
Preparation for pelvic surgery
It is usually prepared for laparoscopy as you would for other surgical procedures. Some medications may affect the outcome of the laparoscopy. Therefore, if you are getting any of the following, your doctor may give you special instructions:
- Anticoagulants or blood thinners
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including Aspirin or ibuprofen (NSAII)
- Medications that affect blood clotting
- Herbal or dietary supplements
- Tell your doctor when you’re pregnant or thinking you might be pregnant. This will prevent damage to your fetus during the procedure.
Your doctor may ask for an additional imaging study, such as ultrasound, CT scanning or MRI, before surgery. The data in this imaging study can help them better understand the anomalies they are investigating. The imaging results also increase effectiveness by providing a visual guideline for your pelvic area to your doctor. You cannot eat or drink anything (including water) at least eight hours prior to laparoscopy. If you smoke, you should try to quit.
A pelvic surgery can be done in a hospital, but it is usually done in a polyclinic. You will be asked to switch to the hospital outfit before surgery. An intravenous line is placed on your hand or arm. In most cases you will receive general anesthesia. During this process it allows you to stay in a deep sleep and feel no pain. In other cases, you will receive local anesthesia. This type of anesthesia prevents you from feeling pain in the pelvic area during the procedure. But it doesn’t put you in a sleep state. When your doctor injects local anesthesia into your pelvis, you may feel a burning or burning sensation. Your doctor will make a small cut of about half an inch of your belly after the anesthesia goes into effect. To expand the gap with carbon dioxide, a narrow, tube-like tool called “cannula” is placed in your abdominal cavity. This opens up space for your doctor in that area to work. It also provides a clearer look. They will then insert the laparoscopy through the incision near your belly. Close to the pubic hairline is made of four creek sized cuts. These segments provide space for additional cannulas and other tools that will be needed to implement the process. Your doctor may also place a uterine manipulator in your uterus from your certioma. This will help make the pelvic organs visible. Your doctor will remove the vehicle and gas from your body and close all your cuts after the operation is complete. The bandages will be placed on the sebacons used to close your incision.