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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience in Urogynecology
With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery.
Answered on Apr 11, 2020
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