Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 2014 Medical Terminology Word Laparoscopy

Lapar/ - Flank side (abdomen)
Lapar/ - Word Root

O - CV

- scopy - process of viewing
-scopy - Suffix


Laparoscopy - Process of viewing the abdominal organs internally through a procedure.

In many cases laparoscopy can be done instead of laparotomy surgery that uses a larger incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be less stressful and may have less problems and lower costs than laparotomy for minor surgeries. It can often be done without needing to stay overnight in the hospital.

Why It Is Done

Laparoscopy is done to: