Laparoscopy allows your doctor to see inside your body in real time, without open surgery. Your doctor also can obtain biopsy samples during this procedure.
Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.
Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the front. The instrument is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall. As it moves along, the camera sends images to a video monitor.
Symptoms of Laparoscopy surgery:
- fevers or chills.
- abdominal pain that becomes more intense over time.
- redness, swelling, bleeding, or drainage at the incision sites.
- continuous nausea or vomiting.
- a persistent cough.
- shortness of breath.
- inability to urinate.