Are you awaiting an appointment for a laparoscopy?
Are you wondering what a laparoscopy involves? We bring you a number of pictures to help you understand what this procedure is all about.
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Laparoscopy can be done for a wide range of conditions including ovarian cyst removal, endometriosis, investigation of pelvic pain, removal of gallbladder, appendectomy, tubal ligation hernia repair etc etc. The list literally goes on and on.
Keyhole surgery or laparoscopy is rapidly used to carryout almost all types of operation that requires a knife to cut open the body cavity in the past.
The following are a few selections of keyhole surgery and what they show.
Laparoscopy is the use of a special instrument called a laparoscope to take a look inside the body cavity and treat or test for a disease or condition.
The laparoscope is a tiny tube with diameter about the size of a pen that has a light source and in-built camera at the end.
Instead of making big skin cuts or incisions that span up to 30cm in some cases, laparoscopy allows access into the body through cuts that measures only 1 to 2cm.
By means of a good light source, gas pumped into the abdominal cavity to create an operating space, and instruments introduced through other similar small cuts on the skin, almost any surgery can be carried out in side the abdomen laparoscopically.
See a number of laparoscopy pictures and video below giving further insight into this procedure.
The following are pictures of laparoscopy scars following two of the most common keyhole surgeries - gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) and removal of the appendix ( appendectomy).
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