diagnostic laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5 to 1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures. A laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light source, is used to visualize the inside of the body and guide the surgeon during the procedure.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy: Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that uses a laparoscope to examine the organs inside the abdomen and pelvis. Unlike therapeutic laparoscopy, which involves surgical interventions to treat or address specific conditions, diagnostic laparoscopy is primarily focused on visualizing and assessing the abdominal and pelvic organs to identify the cause of symptoms or abnormalities. It is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.

Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy:

  • Smaller incisions result in less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery.
  • The laparoscope provides a detailed and magnified view of the abdominal and pelvic organs.
  • Patients often experience a shorter hospital stay compared to open procedures.