Pain Home > The Operating Room and Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain
As you are brought into the operating room for a laparoscopy, you can expect the room to be slightly cold, usually 60 to 65 degrees. Once you are positioned on the operating room table, a belt may be placed around you to provide for your safety. An automatic blood pressure cuff will be placed on your arm, and a pulse oximeter, which measures the oxygen levels in your blood, will be taped to your finger.
From the table, you will see several monitors, lights, anesthesia equipment, and tables of sterile instruments above you. During this time, you may also hear many noises, such as loud, high-, and low-pitched beeps. These are all normal and are no cause for concern.
Once you are ready, you will be given anesthesia.