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What is a laparoscopy?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Surgery with camera

Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions.
You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdomen is puffed up with carbon dioxide to create working space. Once the surgery is done, the gas is deflated and the small holes closed. For most procedures, recovery tends to be quicker than for open procedures.

In brief: Surgery with camera

Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions.
You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdomen is puffed up with carbon dioxide to create working space. Once the surgery is done, the gas is deflated and the small holes closed. For most procedures, recovery tends to be quicker than for open procedures.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Laparoscopy

It is where the doctor puts a telescope inside the abdomen to see what is going on inside.
They can also to surgery using the telescope. Hope this helps.

In brief: Laparoscopy

It is where the doctor puts a telescope inside the abdomen to see what is going on inside.
They can also to surgery using the telescope. Hope this helps.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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