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Laparoscopy is a type of surgery done through several small incisions in the abdomen. Small tools and a laparoscope (tiny camera) are placed through the incisions to allow the surgeon to see inside the belly and perform surgical tasks. This type of surgery is very popular, as it usually shortens recovery time. It also leaves only very small scars in most cases.
Laparoscopic Instruments Being Placed in the Abdomen
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Last reviewedSeptember 2012by Daus Mahnke, MD
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