Second-look laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that is performed after a previous surgery to assess the success of treatment or to check for cancer recurrence. It is commonly used for patients who have had surgery for ovarian cancer.

During a second-look laparoscopy, a surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen and inserts a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light on the end, to visualize the pelvic organs. The surgeon can then inspect the entire abdomen and pelvis for any signs of cancer recurrence, such as new or enlarged tumors, and can take tissue samples (biopsies) for examination under a microscope.

Second-look laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that offers a quicker recovery time and less postoperative pain compared to traditional open surgery. However, as with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications associated with second-look laparoscopy. It is important to discuss all options and risks with a qualified medical professional to determine if second-look laparoscopy is the best option. 

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Dr. Punyavathi C Nagaraj

Senior Consultant- Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon