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Nearly 15 million laparoscopic procedures are performed in the United States annually. It is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, benefiting many medical conditions. The surgeons at Meritas Health, a subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital, have a lot of experience performing this type of procedure. A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique doctors use to examine internal organs. It requires a small, less than one centimeter, incision, long narrow instruments and a laparoscope, or tube, equipped with a mini camera. Laparoscopy may be used to check for and treat certain conditions. It may also be used to remove tissue for a biopsy.


The benefits of laparoscopic surgery over traditional open surgery include:

  • Faster return to daily activities
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Reduced risk of infection

Laparoscopic Procedures