What is Laparoscopy?

Category: Surgeries

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Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Endometriosis 32 9
Doctor recommendation 10 2
Ovarian cyst 9 2
Abdominal adhesions 1 0
Abdominal pain 1 1
Birth control 1 0

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Laparoscopy

Side effect Patients
Pain in shoulder(s) 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Bowel obstruction 1
Bowel problems 1
Emotional sensitivity 1
Excessive gas 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Duration

Currently having Laparoscopy

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Laparoscopy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 48
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 10
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Laparoscopy.