laparoscopy

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noun lap·a·ros·co·py \ˌla-pə-ˈräs-kə-pē\

Definition of laparoscopy

plural

laparoscopies

  1. 1 :  visual examination of the abdomen by means of a laparoscope

  2. 2 :  an operation (as tubal ligation or gall bladder removal) involving laparoscopy

laparoscopic

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laparoscopist

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Did You Know?

Since laparo- means "wall of the abdomen", a laparoscope is an endoscope designed especially to examine the abdomen. Common laparoscopic surgeries include removal of the gallbladder, appendix, or kidney, and removal of tumors from abdominal organs. Like the other endoscopic surgeries, laparoscopy, as compared to traditional surgery, reduces risk of bleeding, pain following the operation, patient recovery time, and length of hospital stays.

1916

First Known Use of laparoscopy

1916


Medical Dictionary

laparoscopy

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noun lap·a·ros·co·py \ˌlap-ə-ˈräs-kə-pē\

Medical Definition of laparoscopy

plural

laparoscopies

  1. 1:  visual examination of the inside of the abdomen by means of a laparoscope—called also peritoneoscopy

  2. 2:  an operation (as tubal ligation or gallbladder removal) involving laparoscopy

laparoscopic

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laparoscopically

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