Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues, conditions and surgery that are specific to women.
This generally involves the female reproductive system.
Many gynaecological investigations are performed by laparoscopy.
This is a procedure that views the inside of the stomach through a specially lit type of telescope (laparoscope) that is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen.
The laparoscope also contains a small camera that is viewed through a screen by the surgeon.
Often surgical keyhole procedures can be performed at the same time.