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Laparoscopic Removal

Conditions Related to Laparoscopic Removal

There are a number of related conditions for which laparoscopic removal surgery may be recommended. These include conditions such as a genetic propensity for ovarian cancer, which may necessitate a laparoscopic oophorectomy; gallstones, which may lead to laparoscopic gallbladder surgery; stomach tumors; and appendicitis, which can be treated with a laparoscopic appendectomy.

In addition, laparoscopic surgery may be used to remove tissue samples for biopsy in cases of suspected cancer, to remove diverticulosis, polyps or cancer on the colon, to repair stomach ulcers, for weight-reduction surgery, to fix hernias of the small intestine, and to drain cysts or abscesses of the liver (as well as biopsies or ablation of some liver tumors).