Laser laparoscopy is a surgical procedure Dr. Blotner uses to look at the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. If any problems are diagnosed, he can usually correct them in this procedure.
Laparoscopy can diagnose:
- Scar tissue
- Blocked fallopian tubes
All of these conditions can cause infertility. Using a narrow fiber optic telescope, inserted through a tiny incision near the navel, he can examine the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the outside of the uterus.
Laparoscopy is a short surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia, so it is done in a hospital or surgery center. Once the patient is under anesthesia, Dr. Blotner will insert a needle and inject a harmless gas into the abdomen. The gas raises the abdomen wall so he can see the reproductive organs more clearly. The needle is removed and a laparoscope is inserted through a tiny incision. Another small incision is made in the lower abdomen so that the doctor can insert a probe. The probe is used to move or lift the organs to see certain hidden areas. Also a dye may be injected through the cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes to see if they are blocked.