Endometriosis excision surgery uses a thin, lighted tube known as a laparoscope and involves one or several small incisions in the abdomen. During endometriosis excision surgery, a small incision is made in the abdominal area and is used as an entry point for the laparoscope.
After the incision is made, the abdominal region is filled with carbon dioxide gas, which helps move the abdominal wall and any organs out of the way, allowing for better visibility. Additional instruments are then inserted through the laparoscope to cut and remove endometrial growths and scar tissue.
In some cases, surgeons may use diagnostic laparoscopy prior to endometriosis excision surgery in order to examine and diagnose endometriosis and other conditions.
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