Click on a letter of the alphabet below to view a list of procedures:

L

Lap-Band

See Adjustable Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic Staged Procedures

See Multi-Step Operations

Laparosopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also referred to as minimally invasive surgery, is a type of surgical procedure that uses a video camera and several thin instruments to gain access to the inside of the patient. The surgeon makes small incisions through which the camera and the instruments can be inserted.

The camera transmits an image of the organs inside the abdomen onto a television monitor, allowing the surgeon to see directly into the patient without the traditional large incision. With laparoscopic surgery, there is less post-operative discomfort since the incisions are smaller, quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays, and less scarring.

Laparoscopy

a type of minimally invasive surgery in which a small incision is made in the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope is inserted to permit structures within the abdomen and pelvis to be seen. The advantages of laparoscopy include a shorter post-operative period with less pain.

Liver Tumor Embolization

Embolization is a localized approach to destroying liver tumors that may be used to treat gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors that spread to the liver. Embolization uses image guidance, such as CT or ultrasound, to inject tiny particles through a small tube, or catheter, threaded into the hepatic artery. The particles block the flow of blood to the tumor, depriving it of the nutrients and oxygen it needs to survive. Embolization may be used alone or in combination with surgery.