A laparoscopy is often called keyhole surgery. It allows your doctor to conduct surgery in your abdomen or pelvic area without having to use large cuts.
As a result, it usually has a shorter stay in hospital. And faster recovery time. Less pain. And smaller scars – which are often able to be hidden below a bikini line.
Like a hysteroscope, it uses a flexible tube which contains a camera and light, and allows the surgeon to conduct the surgery through vision on a tv monitor.