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Pelvic Laparoscopy

Side Effects of Pelvic Laparoscopy

Even during minimally invasive procedures, complications can occur. Side effects of pelvic laparoscopy in particular can include mild or severe complications. Discuss these risk factors with your doctor to ensure you make the best health care decision.
These are some of the potential side effects of pelvic laparoscopy:
  • Misplacement of gas used to visualize the organs
  • Bleeding/infection of the incision site
  • Damage to surrounding organs/tissue
  • Discomfort after surgery due to gas used
  • Nerve damage due to malpositioning
While the minimally invasive procedure can reduce risks, not every patient is a good candidate. Side effects of pelvic laparoscopy for these patients can be severe. These are some of the reasons why patients would not be candidates for pelvic laparoscopy:
  • Emergency to do the case
  • Obesity
  • Medical history that includes multiple past laparoscopic surgeries
  • Intra-abdominal hemorrhage (bleeding) that prevents visualization
  • Advanced abdominal wall malignancy
  • Chronic tuberculosis
  • Low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • Blood thinning medications

Locations for Pelvic Laparoscopy