Diagnostic or Exploratory Laparoscopy

What is it?

It is a procedure in which general anesthesia is used and can last 20 mins to 1 hour. It is performed when the diagnostic studies are inconclusive and we are forced to explore by means of a high resolution camera the inside of the abdomen to find and correct causes of abdominal discomfort. The surgery is performed by means of small incisions in the skin (2) of a half centimeter to 1 centimeter the largest, by means of which The camera and instrument are introduced. During this procedure we can detect and correct adhesions, take biopsies or formally perform resections of tumors or portion of intestine that cause the problem.