Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Women and Men from Vancouver and all across B.C. choose False Creek Healthcare Centre because of board-certified General Surgeons. Our team of General Surgeons has years of experience and excellence in performing diagnostic laparoscopy procedures.

A diagnostic laparoscopy, is a medical procedure designed to aid with the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease such as liver disease, pancreatic disease or endometriosis.

A diagnostic laparoscopy uses a tiny telescope connected to a high intensity light and a high-resolution television camera that is used to allow your surgeon to view inside your abdominal cavity without invasive surgery.

Your doctor may recommend diagnostic laparoscopy if you are experiencing abdominal pain, have an abdominal mass, require cancer staging, or suffer from liver disease. In most cases, this procedure will allow your doctor to accurately diagnose what the cause of your abdominal issues is.

What to Expect

During a diagnostic laparoscopy, you surgeon will make a small incision through which a narrow tube-like instrument, called a cannula, is placed into the abdominal cavity. The laparoscope is then inserted through the cannula giving your surgeon a magnified view of the internal organs.

The operation is generally performed under a general or spinal anaesthetic. After the procedure has been completed, your surgeon will close the small incisions with soluble sutures or surgical tapes.

How to Prepare

In preparation for your procedure be required to avoid eating the night before your surgery. Your doctor may also advise you to temporarily stop taking certain medications and supplements that may increase your risk of bleeding.

Next Steps

If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Pre and post-operative care
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