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Laparoscopic Bowel Resection

Laparoscopic bowel resection involves surgical removal of all or part of the large or small intestines (bowels).

  • general anesthesia is typically used
  • this is a minimally invasive procedure involving use of a laparoscope
  • scope is inserted into the abdomen through a number of small incisions (about ¼” long)
  • procedure also involves inflating the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas to create more working space for the surgeon