Laparoscopic surgery, sometimes called keyhole surgery is a type of minimal access surgery. This means using a small camera to go inside the belly button along with instruments passed through small cuts in the abdomen (tummy) to perform an operation. This may be a diagnostic procedure – to go in and have a look to diagnose a problem or exclude it or an operative procedure – to correct a problem. You would normally be given a general anaesthetic (fully asleep) for this type of operation. The types of corrective surgery done with this technique might include treatment of endometriosis or scar tissue (adhesions), or removal of a cyst, ovary or tube. Tubal surgery may be possible to open up blocked tubes to allow you to conceive. Olivia is an expert in laparoscopy and will ensure you understand the risks, benefits and alternatives to surgery.