Over the last 2 decades, laparoscopic surgical procedures have been developed for a variety of operations. Laparoscopic surgery allows for the completion of a procedure through multiple small incisions as opposed to laparotomy, which requires 1 large incision. For many procedures, laparoscopy has been demonstrated to be safe and is associated with fewer complications, shorter hospitalization, and faster return to normal function than laparotomy.1
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