Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital - Gynaecology
Private Surgical Service, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Laparoscopic: 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 your fallopian tubes. Small surgical instruments are introduced through the other cuts and are used to remove part or all of the fallopian tube.
Abdominal (laparotomy): an incision is made in your abdomen and part or all of the fallopian tube is removed.