Laparoscopy is a type fo surgery to diagnose and treat mild to moderate endometriosis. Instead of using a large abdominal incision the doctor inserts a lighted viewing instrument known as a laparoscope to make a small incision. The procedure majorly takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Surgery can relieve pain and laparoscopic surgery can potentially help you get pregnant. But, it doesn’t necessarily cure endometriosis even if you have a hysterectomy. If any endometrial tissue is left in the abdomen, the symptoms will still persist. Endometriosis can resurface after surgery also. If you have endometriosis, you probably have painful and heavy periods with severe cramps and problems in sexual life might also come. Endometriosis is primarily problems with the lining of the uterus which is known as the endometrium. As the time passes, pieces of the endometrium are shed during menstruation and it becomes linked to the organs such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It’s not just painful, but it can also make it difficult for you to conceive. And while there is no known cure, there are treatments to help shrink tissue growth and remove the pain. Treatment for your endometriosis basically includes medication or surgery, depending on its severity. Your doctor may first have you try hormone therapy such as birth control pills, progestin therapy (IUDs), danazol and pain medications. But if these treatment modalities doesn’t affect your symptoms, then your Doctor may suggest laparoscopic surgery to remove endometriosis.