What is keyhole surgery most commonly used for?


Laparoscopy is widely used to diagnose several different conditions, investigate certain symptoms, and to find problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids, and infection. Tissue samples can be taken for biopsy through the tube laparoscope. Some of the conditions which are commonly investigated via keyhole surgery include ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, appendicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Repair of burst or bleeding stomach ulcers, removal of the womb or gallbladder and several weight-loss surgeries can be performed laparoscopically.

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