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Laparoscopic Surgery

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Updated April 17, 2014

Laparoscopic Surgery

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Definition: Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a technique that allows surgery to be performed without the long traditional incision. By using multiple small incisions,each a few centimeters long, the surgeon inserts instruments including a tiny camera. The camera allows the surgeon to visualize the surgery. Incisions are made through the skin, muscle and other tissue, making laparoscopic surgery safer as less tissue is cut.

Related Surgery Information: Incision Care Made Easy

Also Known As: minimally invasive surgery
Common Misspellings: laporoscopic, laproscopic
Examples:
The surgeon chose to use the laparoscopic approach because of the lower risk and faster healing time.
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