What happens during a diagnostic laparoscopy for organ examination?
- General anesthesia relaxes your muscles and puts you into a deep sleep. You will feel no pain.
- Carbon dioxide gas is used to inflate the abdominal cavity, which allows the doctor to more clearly see your organs.
- Two to four small incisions (cuts) are made in your abdomen.
- The incision near your navel is used to insert the laparoscope. Two additional incisions are used to place instruments needed to remove tissue samples.
- After the samples are gathered, the scope and instruments are removed and the incisions are closed.