Nintendo Surgery: Laparoscopic Techniques Increase In Popularity

Minimally invasive surgical procedures using the laparoscope are becoming extremely popular in general surgery. Ever since the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) in 1987, a variety of intra-abdominal operations have been introduced. Laparoscopic procedures such as the cholecystectomy are preferred over conventional open surgery since the recovery time is substantially reduced.

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