Laparoscopy is a way of performing surgery. Instead of making a large incision (or cut) for certain operations, surgeons make tiny incisions and insert tiny instruments and a camera into a site, such as into the abdomen, to view the internal organs and repair or remove tissue. Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through a cut (incision) in the belly to look at the abdominal organs camera.gif or the female pelvic organs.
Laparoscopy is used to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. Tissue samples can be taken for biopsy through the tube (laparoscope). In many cases, laparoscopy can be done instead of laparotomy surgery that uses a larger incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be less stressful and may have fewer problems and lower costs than laparotomy for minor surgeries. It can often be done without needing to stay overnight in the hospital.
Related Journals of Laparoscopy
Medical & Surgical Urology, Surgery: Current Research, Journal of Universal Surgery, Tropical Medicine & Surgery, Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie], Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, Journal of Surgical Research, World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery, Journal of Laproendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and Part B, Videoscopy