Diagnostic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that gives your surgeon the best view of an area causing chronic pain. This is a recommended technique when imaging such as X-rays and MRI scans are insufficient to explain what’s causing the problem.
During a diagnostic laparoscopy, a small incision is made and a laparoscope is inserted through it. A laparoscope is a thin tube carrying a small camera that helps to magnify the area. The surgeon guides the laparoscope to the area causing concern and is able to get a real-time look all around. Hopefully, this procedure provides a clear assessment that allows your surgeon to then create a treatment plan for you.