Our Emergency and Critical Care and Internal Medicine Departments now offer Laparoscopic services.   The Laparoscopic procedure allow us to visualize the abdominal cavity structures while obtaining tissue samples.  Images captured during the procedure for future reference.  Laparoscopic procedures are less invasive than exploratory surgeries and the procedure takes approximately 15-25 minutes.  Almost all our laparoscopic patients go home the same day with minimal pain.    The cost for laparoscopic biopsy is significantly less than exploratory surgery.