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Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Greece

Hospitals and medical centers in Greece performing Diagnostic Laparoscopy.

SARAFIANOS Private Clinic

SARAFIANOS is an ISO 9001 certified private clinic in Thessaloniki, Greece. Known for its long tradition of high quality health services since 1957, high sense of professionalism, respect for the patient, quality, thoroughness and consistency in the services provided

Listed gynecologist:

Dr. Papoutsopoulos Nikos

Head of Gynecology


Procedure Prices

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

upon request

MITERA General, Maternity-Gynecology & Children’s Hospital

Mitera hospital is a specializes hospital for women and children, with comprehensive pediatric, gynecological and maternal healthcare services. It is affiliated with Harvard’s Mass General Hospital for Children and Yale Children’s Hospital.


Procedure Prices

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

upon request

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About Diagnostic Laparoscopy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Diagnostic Laparoscopy?
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which the patient’s abdomen and pelvis can be viewed and examined.

During a diagnostic laparoscopy, the cause of abdominal and pelvic pain is diagnosed. Medical ailments and conditions such as appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, cholecystitis etc. are detected during a diagnostic laparoscopy. It is most often used in the examination of female reproductive organs.

Diagnostic laparoscopy is performed when diagnostic examinations using ultrasound or X-ray are unable to diagnose an ailment or medical condition.

How is Diagnostic Laparoscopy Performed?

  • A small incision is made in the patient’s abdomen below the navel.
  • A needle is inserted into the incision area and gas is passed into the abdominal cavity to create space in the abdomen for a better view and workspace for the surgeon.
  • Then a laparoscope, which is an endoscopic tube with a tiny camera attached to it, is inserted through the incision.
  • Using the laparoscope, the patient’s abdomen and pelvic regions can be viewed.
  • Additional incisions may also be made to insert surgical tools if required.
  • In a diagnostic laparoscopy in relation to gynecology, the surgeon may use some dye which is injected into the cervix that enables a better view of the fallopian tubes.
  • Once the diagnostic laparoscopy is completed, the laparoscope and other instruments are removed and the incisions are closed and covered with bandages.

How to Prepare for Diagnostic Laparoscopy?
  • The patient should abstain from smoking a few days before the surgery.
  • The patient should wear comfortable clothing and footwear on the day of the surgery to prevent a fall or injury due to drowsiness caused by anesthesia.
  • The patient’s clothing should be loose fitting as the patient is likely to experience abdominal cramping.
  • The patient should remove jewelry and other accessories before the surgery.

Days admitted : None. Diagnostic laparoscopy is usually done as an outpatient procedure and the patient can go home a few hours after the surgery.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the recovery room after the surgery. After a few hours of monitoring, the patient is moved to an outpatient surgery unit. - Instructions will be given to the patient for recovery at home. - Follow-up appointments with the doctor are scheduled before patient is discharged. - The patient will not be able to drive for 24 hours after the surgery. - Pain medication may be prescribed for surgical pain. - The patient may have shoulder pain for a few days after the surgery. - The patient’s urine may be green in color after the surgery.

Risks : Diagnostic laparoscopy involves certain complications and discomforts that include: - Infection - Organ puncture - Bleeding - Abdominal swelling - Sore throat - Nausea - Abdominal cramp and discomfort

After care : - The patient should not drink alcohol or drive for 24 hours after the surgery. - The patient may take a bath after the surgery. - Surgical bandages may be removed the next day after the surgery. - The patient may be able to return to work three days after the surgery. The doctor should be informed if the following symptoms occur: - Fever - Swelling and infection at the incision area - Severe nausea and vomiting - More abdominal swelling - Bleeding - Chills - Severe coughing and breathing difficulty - Urinating problem - Pain not relieved by medication.

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