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Laparoscopy - key to the future   -  Jul 21, 2007
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH. In the fall of 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson became the first US president to pull up his shirt and show the world a long scar from ... Jerusalem Post

Laparoscopy skills to be tested   -  Jan 7, 2008
Surgeons who perform laparoscopic surgery on patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will now have to prove they have the motor skills necessary to ... Boston Globe

Gallstones Surgery - Gallstones Health Information - NY Times Health   -  Jun 26, 2009
Open Procedures Versus Laparoscopy. Until the early 1990s, ... The immediate treatment cost of laparoscopy may be higher than the open procedure, ... New York Times

Laparoscopy takes pain out of kidney donation   -  Sep 28, 2009
MUMBAI: If you see 42-year-old Vinay Vijan, you'll find it difficult to believe that he donated a kidney just three weeks ago. A day after the operation, ... Times of India

Time to wake up to laparoscopy   -  Sep 13, 2005
MADURAI: A laparoscopy is less painful, causes less complications, makes for a shorter stay in the hospital than the open technique and leaves no scars. ... The Hindu

Childs Trust to launch laparoscopy surgery   -  Aug 1, 2006
Minimally invasive laparoscopy procedures will enable surgeons to undertake complex tasks on infants, especially the newborn. ... The Hindu

Laparoscopy - key to the future | Article from Jerusalem Post |...   -  Jul 22, 2007
Laparoscopy - key to the future ... find Jerusalem Post articles. JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Jerusalem Post 07-22-2007 Headline: Laparoscopy - key to the future ... Pay-Per-View - Jerusalem Post - HighBeam Research

Acute Cholecystitis (Gallstones) Managing Common Bile Duct Stones - …   -  Jun 3, 2008
Experts are currently debating the choice between laparoscopy (an abdominal ... Many surgeons believe that laparoscopy is becoming safe and effective and ... New York Times

Laparoscopy - Tests, Test Results & Diagnosis - NY Times Health …   -  Aug 21, 2009
Laparoscopy describes a group of operations performed with the aid of a camera placed in the abdomen or pelvis. The laparoscope allows doctors to perform ... New York Times

Pelvic Laparoscopy - Surgery Procedures & Risks - NY Times Health …   -  Feb 19, 2008
Pelvic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that examines and treats pelvic organs through a small surgical viewing instrument (laparoscope) inserted into ... New York Times

Laparoscopy conference from May 18   -  May 10, 2007
COIMBATORE: The Indian Association of Gastro-intestinal Endosurgeons will hold a conference on latest technology and surgical skills improvement at VG ... The Hindu

'Simple' endometriosis test hope   -  Aug 19, 2009
Laparoscopy itself can be associated with complications and can harm a woman's fertility. ... "Endometrial biopsy is clearly less invasive than laparoscopy, ... BBC News

Fertility doctor 'charged £125 for 3-minute meeting'   -  Mar 2, 2006
Prof Craft advised her that prior to IVF, she would need a laparoscopy - keyhole surgery - to inspect the uterus and fallopian tubes. ...

Laparoscopy - diagnostic   -  Jul 22, 2008
The procedure is usually done in the hospital or outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia (while the patient is unconscious and pain-free). ... New York Times

… New York Times > Health > Image > Incision for Abdominal Laparoscop...   -  Aug 1, 2007
Abdominal laparoscopy is a useful aid in diagnosing disease or trauma in the abdominal cavity with less scarring than with a large abdominal incision. ... New York Times

… : Keyhole surgery opens new doors; Laparoscopy allows surgery with ...   -  Jul 11, 2005
Keyhole surgery opens new doors; Laparoscopy allows surgery with minimal incisions and soon will become the norm.(BUSINESS INSIDER) ... find Star Tribune ... Pay-Per-View - Star Tribune - HighBeam Research

What Is Laparoscopy, And When Is It Used In The Treatment Of Prostate...   -  Mar 16, 2009
Question: What is laparoscopy, and when is it used in the treatment of prostate cancer? Answer: Laparoscopy is an approach to doing a type of surgery. ... ABC News

… . Jordan M. Phillips, 1923 - 2008; Doctor championed use of laparosc...   -  Aug 3, 2008
Phillips became interested in laparoscopy in the 1960s when the surgical ... "When we started the association, laparoscopy was not part of residency ... Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver

Laparoscopy finetunes surgical procedure: doctor   -  May 7, 2006
In a case of cancer of the liver, laparoscopic surgery can remove specified part of the liver affected by the disease with minimal blood loss, ... Pay-Per-View - The Hindu - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Minister to release book on laparoscopy   -  Nov 13, 2007
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi will release a book, “Textbook of Practical Laparoscopic Surgery? at India ... Hindu

Refining the role of laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound in the …   -  Oct 10, 2005
Laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound have been validated previously as staging tools for pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study was to identify if ...

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan   -  Jan 18, 2010
Endoscopic laparoscopy surgery with cameras was first performed in the world in 1987 ... Dr Bhatia trained in laparoscopy at the Hull Royal Infirmary, UK, ... Daily Times

Simple test to detect endometriosis   -  Aug 20, 2009
Until now doctors have relied on a laparoscopy, a surgical procedure that ... In the 35 women who were found not to have endometriosis by laparoscopy, ... Sydney Morning Herald

Dr. Jordan M. Phillips, 85; promoted use of laparoscopy   -  Aug 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Dr. Jordan M. Phillips, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who championed the use of laparoscopy for gynecological diagnosis and surgery ... Boston Globe

Laparoscopy-assisted abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a future …   -  Jun 13, 2006
Ferrari M et al. (2006) Laparoscopy-assisted abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: early and middle-term results of a consecutive series of 122 cases. ...

Three-day conference on latest trends in Laparoscopy   -  May 10, 2007
Coimbatore, May 10 (PTI): A three-day 'mid-term conference' is being held here from May 18 to update surgeons on newer frontiers in Minimal Access Surgery ... The Hindu

Surgical Alternatives to Hysterectomy   -  Jun 2, 2008
While complete recovery takes less than a week with laparoscopy and ... Laparoscopy. Women whose uterus is no larger than it would be at a 6-week pregnancy ... New York Times

Can Lymph Node Tissue Be Obtained By Laparoscopy?   -  Mar 16, 2009
Answer: Every organ has lymph nodes that drain it. Many patients will ask me what a lymph node is and I like to explain it with this analogy: On a hot ... ABC News

Mixed outcomes in laparoscopy for prostates   -  May 27, 2008
By Nicholas Bakalar. Laparoscopic operations for prostate cancer, a minimally invasive surgery that is in rising demand, result in fewer immediate ... New York Times

… cancer patients have a choice for surgery - Laparoscopy: Small cuts...   -  Mar 1, 2005
Had Linda Storer gone to a different surgeon, she might have ended up spending more time in the hospital, enduring more pain and having a larger scar. ... $2.95 - Salt Lake Tribune, The - NewsBank

Compared With Standard Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery Allows Doctors …   -  Aug 15, 2006 2005 About people in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each vear. and as many as 20 percent of such surgeries are performed with the ... Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive

Surgeon's Preferences Dictate Choice of Kidney Cancer Surgery   -  Mar 10, 2008
Over the past two decades, partial nephrectomy and laparoscopy ... "For laparoscopy, the surgeon was more important than any other characteristic." ... Washington Post

Robotics can flatten laparoscopy learning curve: colorectal surgeons...   -  Apr 15, 2005
MIAMI BEACH -- Although most colorectal surgeons tend to prefer open surgery to laparoscopy, adding robotics to their repertoire could enhance the appeal of ... Free with registration - Internal Medicine News -

Video stereo-laparoscopy system: Publications:   -  Feb 2, 2006
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has contributed significantly to patient care by reducing the morbidity associated with more invasive procedures. ... SPIE Newsroom

Endometriosis Diagnosis - Endometriosis Health Information - NY Times...   -  Jun 3, 2008
Laparoscopy, an invasive diagnostic procedure, is the only definitive method for ... Diagnostic laparoscopy is used to confirm a suspected diagnosis of ... New York Times

Laparoscopy is latest fad in medical tourism   -  Jun 25, 2007
Kochi June 24 While India is transforming itself as an ideal medical tourism destination for orthopaedic and heart surgeries, the trend in the last six ... Hindu Business Line

Single Port Approach to Surpass 20% of All Laparoscopic Procedures by...   -  Dec 1, 2009
With more than 2 million laparoscopic surgeries performed each year in the US alone, the laparoscopy market provides significant opportunity for device ...

Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline   -  Apr 29, 2009
The researchers said three main factors are behind the decline in complications and costs among obesity surgery patients: increased use of laparoscopy, ... Forbes

Two New Studies Reveal Benefits Of Laparoscopic Surgery For Uterine …   -  Mar 28, 2006
..."We've found that a less invasive surgery like laparoscopy is as safe as the more ... "While the operative time increased using laparoscopy, the significant ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

… Kidney Tumors Effective And Less Expensive Than Laparoscopy   -  Mar 7, 2007
Research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting shows that the nonsurgical image-guided treatment of ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Menstrual Periods - Heavy, Prolonged, or Irregular   -  Jun 2, 2008
Diagnostic laparoscopy, an invasive surgical procedure, is currently the only ... Laparoscopy normally requires a general anesthetic, although the patient ... New York Times

Laparoscopy gets qualified nod in uterine cancer.(Gynecologic Surgery)   -  May 1, 2006
PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. -- Laparoscopic surgical staging of uterine cancer is feasible for most patients with clinical stage I-IIA uterine cancer, ... Free with registration - OB GYN News -

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than …   -  Jul 6, 2005
..."The robot takes us a big step beyond traditional laparoscopy. ... As in laparoscopy, robotic surgery involves small incisions of one-fourth to ... Biology News Net - Biology News Net (press release)

… approaches to pediatric renal surgery: laparoscopy is called...   -  Feb 1, 2007
What is the learning curve for laparoscopy, and does robotic assistance shorten ... "We need prospective studies to compare open surgery to laparoscopy in ... Free with registration - Urology Times -

Pro: A Large Colonic Polyp Is Best Removed by Laparoscopy   -  Feb 1, 2009
For clarity, I shall assume that I am providing surgical consultation regarding a large colon polyp found during colonoscopy. This avoids discussion of a ...

… Surgery - Choledocholithiasis Health Information - NY Times Health   -  Jun 3, 2008
Open Procedures versus Laparoscopy. Until the early 1990s, ... The immediate treatment cost of laparoscopy may be higher than the open procedure, ... New York Times

Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery for Uterine Cancer   -  Mar 31, 2006
..."We have found that a less invasive surgery like laparoscopy is as safe as the ... "While the operative time increased using laparoscopy, the significant ...

… .(FOCUS ON: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Hand Assisted Laparoscopy) -...   -  Jun 1, 2005
Hand access laparoscopy system.(FOCUS ON: Minimally Invasive Surgery/Hand Assisted Laparoscopy) ... find Surgical Products articles. Pay-Per-View - Surgical Products - HighBeam Research

Single-port laparoscopic surgery performed   -  Nov 29, 2007
..."During traditional laparoscopy, 3-6 small abdominal incisions are made to insert a camera and instruments to perform surgical procedures. ...

Hysterectomy complications differ by approach   -  Nov 26, 2008
Previous studies have suggested that vaginal hysterectomy, with or without laparoscopy assistance, is associated with reduced morbidity outcomes compared ... Reuters UK

Single Incision Abdominal Laparoscopy from Covidien   -  Apr 24, 2009
Having received FDA approval last January for its single incision laparascopic port, Covidien is finally launching the product to market. ...

EBSCOhost Connection: Laparoscopy.   -  Jan 1, 2005
Laparoscopy: This article provides information on laparoscopy. It is a surgery performed through several tiny "keyhole incisions. Subscription - Laparoscopy - EBSCO Publishing

Minimal Access: Why Laparoscopy is Better   -  Jul 31, 2007
Better known as keyhole surgery, laparoscopy as a surgical technique has made headway in the field of medicine. Sonal Shukla gives offers a peek into the ... Express Pharma

AUA 2006 - ABST[870] Laparoscopy for renal cell carcinoma : diffusion...   -  May 21, 2006
AUA 2006 - ABST[870] Laparoscopy for renal cell carcinoma : diffusion versus regionalization of a new standard of care ? David C Miller, David S Morris*, ... UroToday International Journal

A 3-kg weight in her uterus   -  Dec 5, 2009
Until a friend suggested laparoscopy. Narve was able to get as many as 24 ... The doctors work at the laparoscopy unit of Wadia Women's Hospital at Parel. ... Daily News & Analysis

Diagnostics; Laparoscopy deemed convenient technique to diagnose …   -  Nov 8, 2005
2005 NOV 8 - ( -- Researchers claimed laparoscopy is a convenient technique to diagnose advanced ovarian carcinoma. ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Children Swallowing Magnets - Treatment - Medicine and Health - New …   -  Feb 12, 2008
An X-ray five hours later showed that the object was not moving properly. Dr. Dutta's laparoscopy found the magnets stuck together, pinching bowel tissue. ... New York Times

Small bowel hemangioma diagnosed with laparoscopy: Report of two …   -  Jan 1, 2007
Hemangiomas of the small bowel are rare tumors that often present with gastrointestinal bleeding. Diagnosis can be difficult and exploratory laparotomy has ... Free with registration - Journal of Minimal Access Surgery -

Diagnostic laparoscopy.   -  May 24, 2006
A diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure in which your health care provider uses a laparoscope to look at the organs in the abdomen and pelvis, ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Woman wrongly diagnosed, husband tells hearing   -  Nov 25, 2009
Dr Andrea Hermann, a consultant gynaecologist who performed the simple laparoscopy procedure at the Galway Clinic in 2005, has admitted to the committee ... Irish Times

Local News Women undergo laparoscopy   -  Aug 12, 2008
He was assisted by consultant paediatrician Dr Mohammed Al Awadhi and laparoscopy consultant Dr Ahmed Jawad. A Saudi, in her 30s, has already been ... Gulf Daily News

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy combo advocated.(Gynecology)   -  Apr 15, 2005
MIAMI BEACH -- Physicians investigating a patient's persistent infertility should not underestimate the value of combined laparoscopy and hysteroscopy for ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Diagnostic laparoscopy.(Women's Health Advisor 2006)   -  Nov 1, 2006
A diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure in which your health care provider uses a laparoscope to look at the organs in the abdomen and pelvis, ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Laparoscopy in pancreatic tumors.(Review Article)   -  Apr 1, 2007
The slow progress of laparoscopy in pancreatic surgery has been ... 6] Today, laparoscopy has been used as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in the ... Free with registration - Journal of Minimal Access Surgery -

Laparoscopy for suspected endometriosis   -  Feb 12, 2008
...peanut684 wrote...Hi. I had a lap 2 weeks ago today after 2years of being in complete agony. they did find endo and i belive they found 7spots. i don't ... Daily Mail

UCSD Medical breaks ground in minimally invasive surgery   -  Aug 17, 2009
..."Unlike traditional laparoscopy, where each instrument is placed through a separate incision, single-site laparoscopy involves placing all instruments ... San Diego Union - Tribune - San Diego Union Tribune

Obstetrician Promoted Use Of Laparoscopy Technique .   -  Aug 4, 2008
...of obstetrics and gynecology who championed the use of laparoscopy for gynecological diagnosis and surgery when it was still a new procedure hi the has died ... Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive

Kristina A. Fox entered a Portland, Ore., hospital in the fall of 1998 hoping a routine, minimally invasive form of surgery called laparoscopy would relieve ... $2.95 - Lexington Herald Leader - NewsBank

Minimally invasive prostate removal aided by a robot has possible …   -  Aug 29, 2005
Schulam routinely performs non-robotic laparoscopy, the more technically difficult of the minimally invasive surgeries. Michael Esposito, MD, a surgeon in ...

"Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Enteral Feed Devices Market Profile" by …   -  Oct 23, 2007
Global Markets Directs Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Enteral Feed Devices Market Profile is an essential source for key information and data relating to the ... Free with registration - M2 Presswire -

Reasons you may not be able to have the surgery or why the results...   -  Jul 15, 2008
This is called open laparoscopy. Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. (2004). Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders. ... WebMD

Operating-room robots   -  Jun 28, 2009
Robotic surgery and laparoscopy would seem to be the same thing. ... But robotic surgery and laparoscopy are two different technologies using two different ... Albany Times Union

… And Laparoscopic Surgeons, PC, Releases Podcast On Laparoscopy   -  Feb 6, 2008
In the podcast, Dr. Roberts discusses what a laparoscopy is, the uses and benefits of laparoscopy, as well as the laparoscopy procedure. ...

Engineers, surgeons design breakthrough laparoscopy tool   -  Apr 1, 2005
Newswise — A new articulated grasping tool will revolutionize laparoscopic surgery, those responsible for the design at the University of Nebraska say. ...

Endoscopy, Laparoscopy And Enteral Feed Devices Market Profile …   -  Oct 31, 2007
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Laparoscopy; Robotic surgeon being studied for laparoscopic procedures   -  Mar 14, 2006
2006 MAR 14 - ( -- Having a surgeon with four arms is one of the advantages of the latest robotic technology now being studied at the University ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Gynecology and Laparoscopic Surgeons, PC, Releases on Laparoscopy   -  Feb 5, 2008
Raleigh, NC, February 05, 2008 --( Dr. Lisa Roberts, president and CEO of Gynecology and Laparoscopic Surgeons, PC (, has announced ... - (press release)

Digestive Disorders Health Center   -  Jul 15, 2008
Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through a cut ... Laparoscopy is used to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, ... WebMD

Robot may reduce risk of gastric bypass   -  Sep 26, 2008
..."While robotic surgery may take slightly longer and be more costly to use than traditional laparoscopy, we believe that the improved outcome and decreased ...

Ectopic Pregnancy - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and …   -  May 21, 2009
If possible, the surgery will be laparoscopy (say "lap-uh-ROSS-kuh-pee"). This type of surgery is done through one or more small cuts (incisions) in your ... WebMD

A rare 'gift of love' from husband   -  Apr 13, 2008
..."This surgery, last Friday, was also the second to be done at the SMC using keyhole laparoscopy and also the second time a husband had donated one of his ... Gulf Daily News

Laparoscopy in urology   -  Sep 1, 2008
Concerns are being raised across Europe that not enough urologists are experienced in laparoscopy to meet growing demands of patients. ... European Hospital

Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Enteral Feed Devices Market Profile   -  Oct 31, 2007
Global Markets Direct's Endoscopy, Laparoscopy and Enteral Feed Devices Market Profile is an essential source for key information and data relating to the ... Free with registration - Business Wire -

Engineers, Surgeons Design Breakthrough Laparoscopy Tool   -  Apr 4, 2005
A new articulated grasping tool will revolutionize laparoscopic surgery, those responsible for the design at the University of Nebraska say. ...

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Laparoscopy - MSN Health & Fitness   -  Nov 10, 2008
Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a lighted viewing instrument (laparoscope) is inserted into the lower abdomen through a small incision, ... MSN Health & Fitness

RG Stone Urology & Laparoscopy Hospital Organizes Free Health Check- …   -  May 7, 2008
New Delhi (OPENPRESS) May 7, 2008 -- RG Stone Urology & Laparoscopy Hospital, India's largest chain of super speciality urology hospitals and the first ...

Laparoscopy for pelvic inflammatory disease   -  May 1, 2009
The most accurate test for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an operation called a laparoscopy. This test has to be carried out in the hospital. ...

Laparoscopy for Endometrial Cancer May Be Advisable   -  Jul 25, 2006
July 25, 2006 (Atlanta) –- Preliminary results of a randomized phase 3 trial suggest that the laparoscopic approach is feasible and can result in no ... Medscape

Laparoscopy for Pancreatic Cancer Added to Treatment Guidelines: …   -  Mar 14, 2009
By Ed Susman. HOLLYWOOD, Florida -- March 14, 2009 -- Laparoscopy can be considered for the diagnosis and excision of malignant masses in patients with ... DG News

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Dog Undergoes Cutting-Edge Laparoscopy   -  Mar 7, 2008
During a summer vacation in the Hamptons with his owners Ricky Riva and Nanjoo Joung, Whisky, a Standard Poodle, fell ill and was temporarily hospitalized ... Dog Channel

… vessel sealing system.(PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Laparoscopy Products) …   -  Aug 1, 2005
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… Unilateral Inguinal Hernias: Should Laparoscopy Or Anything Else...   -  Jun 12, 2008
Laparoscopy through the hernia sac was attempted in each child. ... Of the remaining patients, diagnostic contralateral laparoscopy revealed 127 closed ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Health, Fitness and Drugs : Presents: Surgical Tutorial...   -  Aug 20, 2008
Despite the broad acceptance of laparoscopy, open surgery remains the most common approach to hysterectomy. This is due in part to the learning curve ...

The Fresno Bee, Calif., Eddie Jimenez column: Sonic to surgeons? Hey,...   -  Feb 28, 2007
The story explained: "Laparoscopy and related surgeries involve manipulating instruments through a small incision or body opening where the surgeon's ... Free with registration - Fresno Bee -

AUA 2009 - Point-Counterpoint: Laparoscopy in the Treatment of the …   -  Apr 27, 2009
CHICAGO, IL, USA ( - Treatment of impalpable testis complicated due to different entities that have the same clinical picture. ... UroToday International Journal

Post-laparoscopy bleeding: management pearls: most patients with …   -  Feb 1, 2007
As experience with laparoscopic renal and adrenal surgery increases, it has become apparent that some complications present and are best managed differently ... Free with registration - Urology Times -

Laparoscopy? Pros and Cons .   -  Aug 6, 2006
The benets of laparoscopy are vast and in clude smaller incisions, mitigated pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery time and re duced wound ... The Item - Google News Archive

Endometriosis is diagnosed through a Laparoscopy   -  Aug 6, 2008
...“A painful womb condition that affects around two million British women may be triggered by an out-of-control enzyme?, the Daily Mail reported. ... NHS Choices

Background information on Laparoscopy [When available]

Laparoscopic surgery, also called keyhole surgery (when natural body openings are not used), bandaid surgery, or minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a surgical technique. Medically, laparoscopic surgery refers only to operations within the abdomen or pelvic cavity. Laparoscopic surgery belongs to the field of endoscopy.

A laparoscope contains a fibre optic system to illuminate the operative site, a lens system to view the operative site that is usually connected to a video camera (videoscopic procedures using a laparoscope or endoscope) and a channel to allow access for intervention using long, thin instruments. Through small incisions a surgeon can introduce additional instruments through side ports. Rather than a 20 cm cut as in traditional cholecystectomy, two or five cuts of 5-15 mm will be sufficient to perform a laparoscopic removal of a gall bladder. The abdomen is usually insufflated with carbon dioxide gas to create a working and viewing space.

This approach is intended to minimise operative blood loss and post-operative pain, and speeds up recovery times. However, the restricted vision, difficult handling of the instruments (hand-eye coordination), lack of tactile perception and the limited working area can increase the possibility of damage to surrounding organs and vessels, either accidentally or through the difficulty of procedures.

The first transatlantic surgery ever performed was a laparoscopic gall bladder removal.

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