Counties Manukau Health Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Many gynaecological investigations are performed by laparoscopy. This is a procedure to view the inside of the abdomen (tummy) through a specially lit type of mini telescope (laparoscope) that is inserted through a small cut in the abdomen. The laparoscope also contains a small camera that sends pictures to a screen that the doctor can watch.
Sometimes surgical procedures (keyhole surgery) can be performed at the same time. A laparoscopy is performed under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep).