Laparoscopic surgery, or laparoscopy, is relatively non-invasive and usually only prevented by previous abdominal surgeries, an abdominal hernia or abdominal cancer, according to WebMD. However, liver problems can increase the risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Anesthesia is necessary for laparoscopic surgery, explains WebMD. Liver disease or another condition that compromises liver function can increase the risk of anesthesia complications, and this could be a reason for a doctor to decide to not go forward with surgery. Because anesthesia affects vital functions such as heart rate and breathing, anesthesia specialists need to be aware of any pre-existing medical conditions, including compromised liver function.