Laparoscopy or laparoscopic treatment is a surgery where one uses a thin, lighted tube that is placed through an incision in the belly or abdomen. It can also be done on the pelvic region. It can help in detecting and also treating minor issues like cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. A laparoscopic surgeon does laparoscopy rather than a laparotomy surgery, were a larger incision is required. The procedure is not only less stressful but has fewer side effects. The laparoscopic hysterectomy or relevant treatment needs some preparation before hand too. In most cases, the patient would be asked not to eat particular foods or stop eating all together before the surgery. You may not be able to drive back after the surgery so it is best to ask someone to drive you there. Though the actual process is about 30 minutes to 60 minutes, the procedures before and after take time. You need to empty the bladder an hour prior to surgery. Then, you would be asked to rest for a while as dizziness is expected. Diagnostic laparoscopy helps in treating multiple issues. After the surgery one may be uncomfortable for a few hours but this subsides. Within a couple of days, you will feel no pain or trouble and resume regular activities.