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A diagnostic or operative laparoscopy is an effective and safe alternative to open abdominal surgery. It usually consists of a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery than open surgery. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and complications. However, overall laparoscopy is a safe and well-proven procedure at diagnosing and/or treating gynecological problems.
Now that you have viewed the presentation, it is your doctor's hope that you have a better understanding of the procedure, including its risks, benefits and alternatives. Based on what you want and expect, you and your doctor can now make a shared decision about your health care.
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