Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, keyhole surgery, or pinhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5cm as compared to larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures.
Electrosurgical devices are commonly used in laparoscopic procedures. The key element in laparoscopic surgery is the use of a laparoscope.
Carbon dioxide gasEdit
This gas. is common to the human body and can be absorbed by tissue and also removed by the respiratory system.
Carbon dioxide gas is important because the abdomen is essentially blown up like a balloon (insufflated), elevating the abdominal wall above the internal organs like a dome.
It is also non-flammable, which is important because of the electrosurgical devices which are commonly used in laparoscopic procedures.
Electrosurgical devices are attached to a fiber optic or Optical fiber cable, where ever required.
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