This polycystic ovarian disease laparoscopy video shows a procedure called ovarian drilling. In the video, the right side ovary is being held by a forceps, while the instrument with a very fine needle is being brought to the ovary. The needle carries electric current, which destroys small portions of the ovary. It must be done with precision and it takes a skilled laparoscopic surgeon to do that. To be a good candidate for this procedure, the woman must have a bit larger ovaries.
If done right, the procedure will bring ovulation back to the patient within a few months, and some 50% of the patients have a good chance of getting pregnant within a year. The risk of ovarian drilling is that scar tissue on the ovary may form. Also, in many cases, the effect will last only for a couple of months. If the patient had already had increased hair growth and loss of scalp hair, the ovarian drilling will not help with these at all.
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