Pelvic pain has many causes. Treatment depends on the specific cause. If surgery is needed to treat pelvic pain, it is most often done at laparoscopy. The most common procedures to treat pelvic pain include removal of endometriosis, removal of adhesions or scar tissue, treatment of pelvic prolapse, and removal of ovarian cysts.
Generally, surgery done at laparoscopy causes less adhesions or scar tissue than that done at laparotomy (large incision). If scar tissue is present, a special fluid called Adept® is left in the abdomen to reduce the chance of further scar tissue formation. Additionally, it is very important to handle the tissues very gently to reduce additional scar formation.