Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage is a surgical procedure that is used to treat cervical incompetence, which is a condition where the cervix is weak and unable to support a growing fetus during pregnancy. During the procedure, a synthetic tape is placed around the cervix and then secured to the abdominal wall. This helps to provide additional support to the cervix and prevent it from opening prematurely.
cervical incompetence, which is a condition in which the cervix is weak and unable to support a growing fetus during pregnancy. This can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, or other complications.
Failed transvaginal cerclage
History of cervical surgery
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage is a surgical procedure that is typically performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is performed through small incisions in the abdomen and involves the following steps:
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage offers several advantages over traditional open surgery, including:
Shorter hospital stay
Quicker recovery time
Lower risk of complications
Better cosmetic outcome.
Bleeding or infection
Pain and discomfort
Cervical incompetence recurrence
Limited options for future pregnancies
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage is a specialized surgical procedure that should be performed by an experienced surgeon with specific training and expertise in laparoscopic techniques. A qualified healthcare provider who is experienced in the management of cervical incompetence, such as a gynecologist or a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, should perform the procedure.
Before undergoing laparoscopic abdominal cerclage, it is important to discuss the surgeon's experience and qualifications, as well as the potential risks and benefits of the procedure. You may also want to ask about the surgeon's success rates and the number of procedures they have performed, as well as any alternatives to the procedure that may be available.