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What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery uses scopes going through small incisions or natural body openings in order to diagnose and treat disease.

Endoscopic surgery uses scopes going through small incisions or natural body openings in order to diagnose and treat disease. Another popular term is minimally invasive surgery (MIS), which emphasizes that diagnosis and treatments can be done with reduced body cavity invasion.

Terminology

Some terms refer to the body region being examined or treated:

  • Laparoscopy (laparoscopic surgery)
  • Arthroscopy (arthroscopic surgery)
  • Thoracoscopy (thoracoscopic surgery)
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Otoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Endosurgery
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Less invasive surgery
  • Endoscopic microsurgery
  • Video assisted surgery
  • Videoendoscopic surgery
  • Telescopic surgery

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