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laparoscopic surgery

[lap-uh-ruh-SKAH-pick]surgery using a narrow tube-like instrument called a laparoscope that is put into the abdomen through a small incision (cut). Other tubes are put in other nearby incisions to allow the surgeon to work inside the body. A surgeon might use this method to remove part of the colon or other organ while watching the procedure on a TV monitor. The small incisions led to the name “keyhole surgery” or minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery tends to have shorter recovery times, but it requires a skilled surgeon who is experienced with this technique. See also colon, laparoscope.

Special surgery techniques to treat cancer

... Laparoscopic surgery can be used in cancer treatment, but not for all cancers.
Doctors can safely and effectively to use laparoscopic surgeries for ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/surgery/surgery-special-types-of-surgery

Surgery for kidney cancer | American Cancer Society

... A newer approach is to do the laparoscopic surgery remotely using
a robotic interface (called the da Vinci system). The ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/detailedguide/kidney-cancer-adult-treating-surgery

Surgery for testicular cancer

... Laparoscopic surgery: In some cases, the surgeon can remove lymph nodes
through very small skin incisions in the abdomen by using a ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/testicularcancer/detailedguide/testicular-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for prostate cancer

... abdomen and might require more surgery to correct. Injuries to the intestines
are more common with laparoscopic and robotic surgeries than with ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for endometrial cancer

... Surgery for endometrial cancer using laparoscopy seems to be just as good ...
who has a lot of experience in laparoscopic cancer surgeries. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for cervical cancer

... Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is also sometimes used to perform
radical hysterectomies. The advantages are lower ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for kidney cancer | American Cancer Society

... of laparoscopic surgery requires a lot of skill and experience. If you're thinking
about this approach, ask your doctor how many of these surgeries ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/overviewguide/kidney-cancer--adult--renal-cell-carcinoma-overview-treating-surgery

Surgery for uterine sarcomas

... abdominal hysterectomy. If a vaginal hysterectomy has been done, the
lymph nodes can be removed with laparoscopic surgery. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-treating-surgery

Surgery for gallbladder cancer

... done when imaging tests or the results of earlier surgeries show there ...
Laparoscopic surgery tends to be easier for patients because of the smaller ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-treating-surgery

What's new in liver cancer research and treatment?

... Laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic ... At this time, laparoscopic surgery
is still considered experimental for liver cancer. It is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/livercancer/detailedguide/liver-cancer-new-research