A gynecological laparoscopy treatment is a procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside your pelvis, for example at your fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus (womb). It can be used either to diagnose a condition or for treatment. Laparoscopy generally has a shorter healing time than open surgery. It also leaves smaller scars. A gynecologist, general surgeon, or another type of specialist may perform this procedure. Gynecological laparoscopy can be used to treat fibroids. Laparoscopy is almost always performed under general anesthesia and the recovery time varies. It depends on what procedure was performed. You may be free to go home a few hours after surgery. You might also have to stay in the hospital for one or more nights. Depending on the surgery, you may be told to rest for a few days or weeks. It may take a month or more to return to normal activities. The results of these procedures are usually good. If you have a laparoscopic procedure, you'll probably be ready to get back to your usual routine (including work) in a week. If you laparoscopy is done for endometriosis or a hysterectomy – you may need two to three weeks to recover. This technology allows the surgeon to easily see and diagnose many problems. Recovery time is also shorter compared to open surgery.