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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
14 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Small incisions
With small instruments and a camera thru small incisions.

In brief: Small incisions
With small instruments and a camera thru small incisions.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Small incisions
Multiple small incisions are made.
The abdominal cavity is filled with co2 gas and a camera is placed through one of the incisions. The surgical tools are place through the other holes. The operation is perfomed by the surgeon who is watching a monitor screen to look at the tools and surgical field.

In brief: Small incisions
Multiple small incisions are made.
The abdominal cavity is filled with co2 gas and a camera is placed through one of the incisions. The surgical tools are place through the other holes. The operation is perfomed by the surgeon who is watching a monitor screen to look at the tools and surgical field.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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