Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

It is a surgical procedure where an instrument made of fibre optic will be inserted through the abdominal wall of the patient to view the abdominal organs or operative procedures.

It is a surgery done in the abdomen through a very minor insertion (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) with the use of a camera. It will be used to check and diagnose patient’s condition or to perform a surgery.

Laparoscopy is a unique surgical procedure, for doing that a small incision is made through which the doctor will be inserting a tube known as laparoscope. The laparoscope has a small camera on viewing eyepiece. This helps the doctor to investigate the abdominal and pelvic parts and the same will be displayed on a video monitor that’s directly connected to laparoscope. There will be other minor incisions made by the doctor to send the instruments inside the abdomen to perform surgical procedures. Laparoscopy is a well-known safer method to diagnose prevailing conditions or to perform certain surgeries. It is less invasive than regular laparotomy or open abdominal surgery.


From late 1980s, this has been a very useful diagnostic and treatment method. As a matter fact, gynaecologists were the ones to use it first to diagnose and treat body conditions which are relating to the female reproductive organs like uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Laparoscopy is one of the screening methods for diagnosing ovarian cancer. In fertility related issues, doctors use Laparoscopy as a surgical procedure that works insertion of a narrow telescope-like instrument through a small incision in the navel. This allows the doctor to clearly see the abdominal and pelvic organs including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries to understand the conditions more clearly.