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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

Richard R. Boesel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Although laparoscopic techniques vary, this less invasive type of surgery usually involves a surgeon inserting an endoscope, a long thin tube with a lighted camera at its tip, through a small incision. The camera sends a two-dimensional image of the surgical site to a high-definition monitor, which the surgeon watches during the operation.

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