Laparoscopy

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Laparoscopy is a methods of performing abdominal surgeries through tiny holes. It is also popularly known as "key hole surgery" or minimally invasive surgery.

Quotes[edit]

Dr. Raveenthiran, Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons 2010; pages 122 - 126. [edit]

  • Peeping toms are condemned; but peeping surgeons are hailed.
  • There cannot be anything more folly than to label laparoscopy as “minimally invasive.
  • Pediatric laparoscopy appears to be too quickly adopted, unduly advertised and frequently misused by individual surgeons for their personal profit.
  • Invasiveness of a surgical procedure is determined not by the length of the skin incision but by the stress response elicited in the host.
  • If a plastic surgeon can inflict an acceptable scar in the face, cannot a pediatric surgeon replicate it in the abdomen?
  • Many laparoscopists subconsciously use the term 'painless' to mean 'less painful'.
  • Cosmesis and cost are not the end points of any abdominal surgery.
  • It is surprising to learn as to how laparoscopists have sustained their claims despite the lack of high-quality evidence.
  • Faddists have made laparoscopy fashionable.

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