Laparoscopy is a way of performing surgery using small cuts or incisions and because of this, it is sometimes referred to as a "minimally invasive surgery."
This is different from "open" surgery which is when the incision on the skin can be several inches long. Instead, a laparoscope is used, which is a long, skinny device that is inserted into the abdomen.
Reasons for needing a laparoscopy include but is not limited to:
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