A camera is put into the uterine cavity (hysteroscopy), or into the abdominal cavity (laparoscopy) through a narrow tube in order to visualize and also to treat the disorders of the internal genital organs.
Indications of hysteroscopy
- Symptoms connected to uterine function (for example bleeding disorders)
- Intrauterine surgery (to remove fibroids (myomae), polyps, lost intrauterine device, etc.)
Indications of laparoscopy
- Chronic pelvic pain of unknown origin
- Operative treatment of the disorders of the internal genital organs (removing of the Fallopian tube(s), ovarian cysts, extrauterine gravidity, drilling of ovaries in polycystic ovarium syndrome (PCOS), etc).
There are some certain advantages of laparoscopy compared to open abdominal surgery (laparotomy): incisions are small, hospital staying is 1 or 2 days instead of 5-6, and complete recovery takes only a couple days.
Gynecologic endoscopy is the main profile of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, also known as „Gynecologic Endoscopic Center of East-Budapest” headed by dr. László.