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Laparoscopy (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

Laparoscopy, keyhole surgery, endoscopy, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, tubal ligation, laparoscopic gynecology, pelvic adhesions, diagnostic laparoscopy, hysterectomy, incontinence procedures, gynecologic malignancy, bilateral tubal sterilization, gallbladder removal, laparoscope, trocar, hernia, hernia repair, exploratory surgery

Authors and Editors

Author: Alan Saber, MD, MS, FACS

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Last Editorial Review: 3/12/2007

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During the last35 years, gynecologic laparoscopy has evolved from a limited surgical procedure used only for diagnosis and tubal ligations to a major surgical tool used to treat a multitude of gynecologic indications.

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