Laparoscopy is a modern surgical technique in which abdominal surgeries are performed through small incisions, using a rigid scope with an integrated high definition color magnifying camera and fiber optic light source.

With the inflation of the abdomen using carbon dioxide gas, the abdominal wall is elevated above the internal organs, creating a larger field for viewing and working. With a larger field for working, the laparoscope permits better visualization of structures which are viewed on a large high definition screen wherein tiny details can be seen that would be undetected with the naked eye. Once the area has been thoroughly scoped, highly specialized instruments are then used to perform the surgery.

A major benefit of veterinary laparoscopic surgery to patients is a significant reduction in post op pain.