Laparoscopic surgery is used in oncology to perform surgery in a less invasive manner, using small incisions. The oncologist uses a laparoscope, which is a tool that allows him to see the inside of your body via camera. The images the camera produces allow your oncologist to maneuver surgical tools inside your body through very small incisions. These incisions heal more quickly and with fewer dangerous complications than the incisions used in some other types of surgery.
J Matthew. Glascock, MD
- bariatric medicine
Location and Office HoursCovenant Clinic Minimally Invasive Surgical Weight Loss Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare, Nebraska
- Wellmark (BC/BS)
- Covenant Medical Center
- Sartori Memorial Hospital
How is laparoscopic surgery used in oncology?
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