A Laparoscopy is an operation used to look inside the abdomen and treat certain types of pelvic pain in women – especially endometriosis.
The operation is done under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep the whole time. Once you are asleep, a small cut is made near your navel and two or three small cuts are made lower down.
The pictures below show the telescope inserted into the abdomen, and what can be seen during the laparoscopy. A laparoscopy gives a good view of the pelvic organs.