Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is a surgical treatment that can trigger ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Electrocautery or a laser is used to destroy parts of the ovaries. This surgery is not commonly used . ... Because the incisions are so small, laparoscopy is often called "Band-Aid surgery."

Risks of laparoscopy include:

  1. Infection of the incision.
  2. Bleeding from the incision.
  3. Internal bleeding.
  4. Accidental injury to internal organs or major blood vessels, from the laparoscope or surgical instruments.
  5. Pain after the procedure, from inflating the abdomen with gas.
  6. Problems caused by anesthesia.
  7. Adhesions or scarring inside the body.
  8. Ovarian drilling may affect the number of eggs you have left or may cause early menopause. Talk to your doctor about these possible risks.footnote