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  • Diagnostic & Surgical Laparoscopy
    know the eye doesn t see Dr Nezhat Despite all of these advanced testing technologies the fact remains that many conditions still go undetected That s why a diagnostic work up for CPP at our Center will also include a laparoscopy A laparoscopy also called videolaparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and involves inserting a camera attached to a laparoscope through a few small incisions in your abdomen The laparoscope s video camera allows the doctor to look inside of your body and assess the health of your upper and lower abdomen and take biopsies Dr Nezhat surgically treats any disorders that are found on the same day as the diagnostic laparoscopy Step 7 Other Minor Diagnostic Surgical Procedures Besides a laparoscopy the following are a few other diagnostic tests that are considered minor surgical procedures Hysteroscopy involves placing a small camera through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus which may be useful for diagnosing certain types of fibroids endometrial hyperplasia adenomyosis polyps cervical disorders and other uterine abnormalities Cystoscopy is a procedure wherein a video camera is inserted through your urethra and inside of your bladder This allows a doctor to see signs of inflammation growths and kidney stones in the bladder Cystoscopy is also part of the diagnostic workup to suspected cases of endometriosis of the bladder and interstitial cystitis Colonoscopy is not so effective for detecting bowel endometriosis but can be helpful for detecting abnormal growths inflamed tissue hemorrhoids colitis Chrohn s Disease polyps fistulas and other disorders Proctoscopy is used to examine the anal cavity rectum or sigmoid colon During a proctoscopy the proctoscope is lubricated and inserted into the rectum This procedure is normally done to inspect for hemorrhoids or rectal polyps The difference between a proctoscopy and

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