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A patient is fully sedated and four incisions are made in the lower abdomen. One incision is made in the navel (belly button) where gas is delivered to help visualize the region. Three small incisions made in the lower abdomen are used for the surgical instruments.
The surgeon uses the laparoscope to locate the fallopian tube. Each tube is cut and removed. The remaining ends are ligated or cauterized and the skin is closed with tiny, dissolvable sutures.
Four incisions are made – one in the navel and three in the lower abdomen.
Patients will normally be able to go home the same day, but in some cases, there may be an overnight stay required.
Most patients are fully recovered in four weeks. If a patient has a physically demanding job that requires lifting or pushing heavy objects, check with the doctor before returning to work.
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