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Laparoscopy and related procedures

The operation of laparoscopy is also commonly known as a ‘keyhole’ operation. Laparoscopy can be used as a diagnostic procedure (i.e. an operation to find out the cause of problems) or as an essential component of treatment procedures. Compared to conventional open surgery, laparoscopic procedures are associated with reduced time in hospital (many of these procedures are done as day cases), quicker recovery and perhaps less pain and limitations after the operation.

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Laparoscopy and Related Procedures

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