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What is laparoscopy?
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In brief: "Keyhole" surgery
It is surgery done via small incisions and a camera scope.
Temporary ports are placed to access the abdominal cavity. Carbon dioxide gas is used to inflate the abdomen to create space. The procedure is performed using long thin instruments inserted through the ports. Sometimes a "hand port" is placed to allow hand access. This maneuver keeps the procedure minimally-invasive.

In brief: "Keyhole" surgery
It is surgery done via small incisions and a camera scope.
Temporary ports are placed to access the abdominal cavity. Carbon dioxide gas is used to inflate the abdomen to create space. The procedure is performed using long thin instruments inserted through the ports. Sometimes a "hand port" is placed to allow hand access. This maneuver keeps the procedure minimally-invasive.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Belly button surgery
Laparoscopy is an out patient operative procedure using an instrument the diameter of a pen with a light on the end, attached to a camera which allows the picture to be shown on a tv monitor. It can not only be diagnostic, but treatment oriented especially with laser therapy.

In brief: Belly button surgery
Laparoscopy is an out patient operative procedure using an instrument the diameter of a pen with a light on the end, attached to a camera which allows the picture to be shown on a tv monitor. It can not only be diagnostic, but treatment oriented especially with laser therapy.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Minimally Invasive !
Small incisions are made to insert a camera and visualize the pelvic organs.
It is the standard of care to explore the female pelvis for procedure like tubal ligation and diagnosis of endometriosis and pelvic pain.

In brief: Minimally Invasive !
Small incisions are made to insert a camera and visualize the pelvic organs.
It is the standard of care to explore the female pelvis for procedure like tubal ligation and diagnosis of endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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