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Appendectomy. The doctor recommends diagnostic laparoscopy. Can this help or is it needed?

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In brief: Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgery is quite common for appendix surgery.
I am not sure if understand your question. Sometimes a diagnostic laparoscopy is performed if the diagnosis is uncertain, such as pain with normal blood and x-ray tests, where the surgeon is using a small incision surgery to look for a possible cause of pain.

In brief: Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic surgery is quite common for appendix surgery.
I am not sure if understand your question. Sometimes a diagnostic laparoscopy is performed if the diagnosis is uncertain, such as pain with normal blood and x-ray tests, where the surgeon is using a small incision surgery to look for a possible cause of pain.
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