Gynaecologic laparoscopy is an alternative to open surgery. It uses a laparoscope to look inside your pelvic area. Open surgery often requires a large incision. A laparoscope is a slender, lighted telescope. It allows your doctor to see inside your body. Diagnostic laparoscopy can determine whether you have conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids. It can also be a form of treatment. With miniaturized instruments, your doctor can perform a variety of surgeries. These include ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation, which is surgical contraception, hysterectomy Gynaecologic cancer staging, Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus with or without the cervix), Myomectomy (removal of fibroids), Sterilization (tubal ligation) and Tubal anastomosis Laparoscopy generally has a shorter healing time than open surgery. It also leaves smaller scars. A gynaecologist, general surgeon, or another type of specialist may perform this procedure.