laparoscopic surgery

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lap·a·ro·scop·ic sur·ger·y

operative procedure performed using minimally invasive surgical technique for exposure that avoids traditional incision; visualization is achieved using a fiber optic instrument, attached to a video camera.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Nintendo surgery

A popular term for a long-distance surgical procedure performed with video-game-like controls (i.e., “Nintendo” controls), guided by laparoscopy and live video, and facilitated by miniaturised tools and computerised technologies. The operator is located at a distance (across the room or in another time zone) from a “tight” operating field.
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laparoscopic surgery

The use of a fiberoptic laparoscope and specialized instruments to diagnose and/or treat 'surgical' disease. See Laparoscopic staging, Paradoxical movement.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

laparoscopic surgery

A range of surgical techniques performed through small metal or plastic ports inserted through short incisions in the skin. The instruments are externally controlled and the operation site is internally illuminated and is commonly viewed on a computer-type monitor. Since much of post-operative morbidity relates to the use of large skin and muscle incisions, this method is popular with patients and substantially shortens recovery time. Older surgeons must master some entirely new techniques and adapt to the change in the relationship of hand and eye. The method is rapidly replacing earlier and cruder methods.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Laparoscopic surgery; keyhole surgery

Surgery that utilizes a laparoscope with a video camera and surgical instruments inserted through small incisions.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The principle behind laproscopy is that a sterile video camera is placed inside the abdomen.
Laproscopy is yet another non-invasive technique, allowing visualization of abdominal and thoracic organs, thereby aiding optimum surgical outcome with minimum pain and quicker healing time.
MR imaging allows accurate distinction between various benign and malignant uterine and ovarian conditions when ultrasound is indeterminate, and can serve as an adjunct to diagnostic laproscopy, hysteroscopy, hysterosalpingography, and transvaginal USG in patients being evaluated for infertility.
In addition there will be special sessions on Advanced Laproscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, Medical Education, Medical Ethics, effective communications for health professionals and medical management of Bomb Blast victims etc.
Issenberg et al (16) performed a systematic review of 109 studies, the majority of which centered on laproscopy and similar psychomotor skills.
Among the many functions, there have been charity art auctions, the city's first gay wedding and a conference of laproscopy surgeons.
Shield splashes were identified in minor surgery such as inguinal hernia repairs and minor breast surgery, as well as laproscopy and laparotomy surgery.
To reduce scarring and adhesions in gynecological surgery, Laproscopy and Laser Laproscopy were developed by Israeli medical research teams.
"Then they did a laproscopy of my right knee but found nothing.
Applied Medical, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, announced it has received marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new generation medical device for use during hand-access laproscopy (HAL).