What is Laparoscopic Surgery?



What is laparoscopy?


Laparoscopic Surgery is a surgical diagnostic technique that is performed through a small incision by a long, thin and lighted tube to examine the organs inside the abdomen to give the surgeon a better view. 


A lot of surgeons are using laparoscopy for making required repairs without having a large incision that may require a longer hospital stay and recovery time than a traditional open surgery.


It is also known as Minimally Invasive Technique or Keyhole Surgery.

What is laparoscopic surgery used for?

Most surgeons perform the laparoscopy when the result of x-rays or CT scan are not clear.
Nowadays, a lot of doctors are using laparoscopies to investigate certain symptoms. The most common conditions are:

  • Female infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Appendicitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)


Also, can be used in cancer diagnosis to provide sufficient results, that may be:

  • Liver cancer 
  • Pancreatic cancer 
  • Ovarian cancer 
  • Cancer of the gallbladder
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