One or more small incisions will be made in your belly. A hollow needle is inserted into one of the small incisions. Gas is slowly put through needle to inflate the belly. This allows the doctor to see your organs more clearly.
The laparoscope and surgical instruments are then placed through the incisions to view the organs and perform needed surgery. A laser may be attached to the laparoscope to help with the surgery.
When the surgery is complete all the tools are removed and the gas is released from your abdomen. The incisions are closed with stitches and covered with a bandage.