Endoscopy of the Pelvic Organs – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on hysteroscopy and laparoscopy procedures. The topics discussed include: what to expect before surgery, recovery after hysteroscopy, recovery after laparoscopy and the possible complications of surgery.
The hysteroscopy procedure is described for patients needing investigation and diagnosis of problems such as physical abnormalities of the uterus, endometrial fibroids and endometrial polyps. The laparoscopy procedure is detailed for patients needing physical investigation of the female pelvic organs or the treatment of gynaecological conditions.
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients considering either hysteroscopy or laparoscopy, or the procedures in combination, as both surgeries are outlined in detail with accompanying anatomical illustrations.
The hysteroscopy and laparoscopy procedures are described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.