Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Gynaecology
Private Surgical Service
Laparascopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in your abdomen (stomach) and a thin tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) inserted, allowing the surgeon a view of the ovaries. Small surgical instruments are introduced through the other cuts and are used to remove the ovary and tie off the fallopian tube.
Abdominal: an incision is made in the abdomen, the ovary is surgically removed and the fallopian tube tied off.