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How many laparoscopy procedures are performed annually?

Around 51.4 million.

Laparoscopy surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery or band aid surgery is a new surgical technique in which very small incisions (around 0.5 – 1.5 cm) are made in the abdomen or pelvic cavity.  It has several benefits as it reduces the pain and hemorrhaging, so the patient recovers within a very short time. TV monitors are used to enlarge the elements of surgery.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 51.4 million laparoscopy procedures are performed in a year.

This fact is verified on : January 15, 2014.





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