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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
A laparoscopic hernia repair is a procedure in which a surgeon uses special instruments, small incisions and, with the aid of a videoscope and television monitors, performs the hernia repair. The surgeon uses a piece of special medical material called mesh to reinforce the weakened area of the abdominal wall. This helps prevent the hernia from recurring.

Laparoscopic Colectomy
A laparoscopic colectomy is a procedure in which a surgeon uses several small incisions, special instruments, a videoscope, and TV monitors to remove a section of the colon. The benefits of this procedure are a shorter hospital stay, a quicker return to eating solid foods, less pain after surgery, and faster healing.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) involves a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is located at the lower end of the esophagus. Normally, the LES acts as a one-way valve, allowing contents to pass from the esophagus into the stomach. When there is a problem with the LES, stomach contents can “come back up” into the esophagus. This is called reflux. Because stomach contents are acidic in nature, this reflux causes a burning sensation often called “heartburn.”

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a procedure in which a surgeon uses several small incisions, special instruments and, with the aid of a videoscope and TV monitors, removes the gallbladder. The advantages of having laparoscopic surgery are a shorter recovery time, a short or no hospital stay, less scarring, and less pain after surgery.

Laparoscopic Splenectomy
A laparoscopic splenectomy is a procedure in which a surgeon uses several small incisions, special instruments, a videoscope and TV monitors to remove the spleen.

Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
A kidney can be removed from a donor in two ways. The first is called an open donor nephrectomy. An open donor nephrectomy involves a large incision in the side area. The surgeon must dissect through muscle layers to achieve proper exposure for removing the kidney. The second operation, performed here at the University of Kentucky, is a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. With this type of surgery, a surgeon utilizes several small incisions, special instruments, a videoscope (called a laparoscope) and television monitors to remove a kidney for transplantation.

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