Diagnostic Laparoscopy

During a diagnostic laparoscopic procedure, your Seasons provider will be able to view your abdomen or pelvis (including the gallbladder, appendix, liver, large bowel, small bowel, fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus). Your Seasons surgeon will typical use diagnostic laparoscopy to determine if a problem exists that has not been discovered with other noninvasive diagnostic tests.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, either in the hospital or on an outpatient basis.

Making a small incision below your navel, a narrow, flexible tube (a device similar to a small video camera telescope) is inserted inside your abdomen, giving your Seasons provider the ability to view inside your body. Additional small incisions are also made if other instruments are needed to give your surgeon a better view of specific organs.

In the case of gynecologic laparoscopy, your surgeon may utilize dye injected into your cervix so that he or she can have an improved view of your fallopian tubes.