A diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical operation designed to help your doctor in diagnosing an issue with your abdominal or pelvic organs. For some women, minor treatment may be performed at the same time as the laparoscopy.
The diagnostic laparoscopy procedure is one of the most effective ways for your doctor to find the cause of lower abdominal and pelvic pain. It is also used to aid the diagnosis of certain period and infertility problems.
If your doctor has recommended the laparoscopy for gynaecological reasons it is likely being used to aid the diagnosis of endometriosis, pelvic infection, adhesions, damaged fallopian tubes, an ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, or fibroids.
The diagnostic laparoscopy procedure is a surgical operation that usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes to perform. It is usually conducted under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will cut into your abdomen and insert a laparoscope (surgical telescope) so that the pelvic and abdominal organs can be viewed.
Patients who undergo the procedure should be able to return home on the same day or the day after. After the procedure, your medical team will inform you about what was found and make a recommendation for further treatment. You should be able to return to normal activities after two days.
Regular exercise will help you return to normal activities as quickly as possible. Before beginning a course of exercise consult your medical team for advice.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Gynaecology surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Diagnostic laparoscopy is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Laparoscopy (Diagnostic) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Laparoscopy (Diagnostic) or to book an initial consultation.
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