Hysteroscopy involves passing a telescope into the uterine cavity through the vagina and the cervix .It is mainly used to inspect the condition of the uterus from within.
It can also be used to perform surgical procedures such as removal of fibroids,
polyps or adhesions or to correct congenital abnormalities in the uterus.
Laparoscopy involves an inspection of the pelvic organs by a telescope passed through a tiny incision (cut) at the navel. One or more incisions are used ti introduce instruments into the body. It is used to assess the condition of the female pelvis and
to diagnose the presence or absence of adhesions, condition of the tubes, endometriosis or other pelvic abnormalities. Surgery can be performed through
the laparoscope to treat any of these conditions.
The advantage of this type of surgery is that it is less traumatic than open surgery and does not leave a large abdominal scar.