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Laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen (tummy) and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin.
When laparoscopy is used
Laparoscopy is used to diagnose or treat numerous conditions.
How laparoscopy is performed
Laparoscopy is performed under general anaesthetic, so you will be unconscious throughout the procedure and have no memory of it. You can often go home on the same day.
Complications of laparoscopy
Laparoscopy is a commonly performed procedure and serious complications are rare.