Lapro : abdomen (stomach)
Scopy: means to see
When an operation is done for viewing inside the abdomen through a telescope, is called “Laparoscopy”.
When Laparoscope is attached with CCD camera and connected with Monitor – is called as "Video laparoscopy".
When it is done for diagnosis is called “Diagnostic Laparoscopy” and
When it is done for therapeutic purpose it is called as “Operative Laparoscopy".
The gynecologist must possess prior to performing a difficult Endoscopic procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body.