laparoscopy laparoscopy  /ˌlæ pə ˈrɑ skə pi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)

Usage(s):

  1. To get at the eggs, Steptoe turns to laparoscopy.
  2. This procedure can be done in a doctor's office under local anesthesia; it is less expensive than laparoscopy but may be less reliable.
  3. Even laparoscopy, a relatively new technique for kidney donation, is not risk-free.

News

  • Lehigh Regional offers advanced technology for single-site surgery

    Laparoscopy is one of the first specialties to achieve "invisible scar" surgery. Increasingly in-demand among cosmetically conscious U.S. patients, laparoscopic single-port procedures are growing in volume, and the laparoscopy device manufacturers are racing to develop the best tools for the job.
    on October 16, 2013     Source: Lehigh Acres Citizen

Quotes

  1. "The spleen, which had been causing a lot of complications in the woman, a sickle cell disease patient, measures 35cm x 25cm and was removed by laparoscopy, something which has never been attempted before," Dr Bin Dayna told the GDN.
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: KHALIFA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA Source: Gulf Daily News

  2. "The results from laparoscopy are far superior to (traditional) 'open' surgery, for example, in (destroying adhesions)," said Dr. Matthew Taylor obstetrician and gynaecologist.
    on Dec 30, 2003 By: Matthew Taylor Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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