Diagnostic endoscopic procedure
-A laparoscopic procedure that allows for visualization
of areas of interest for observation and diagnosis
-Only one primary puncture is performed
Therapeutic endoscopic procedure
-Laparoscopic procedure involving corrective surgery
-Three, four or more cannulas are inserted into the abdomen
the introduction of gas, carbon dioxide, into the abdominal or peritoneal cavity
Device used to facilitate the introduction of carbon dioxide into the abdomen to create a pneumoperitoneum. Same as a insufflation needle
Lying on back with face up
Lying supine with the head of the table tilted down 20 – 30 degrees
Electrocautery device that transfers electrical current between two poles or tips
Laparoscopic entry into the abdomen that is not done under direct vision
A trocar that does not have a cutting tip
A small tube for insertion into a body cavity or the abdominal wall
A device that allows tissue to be cauterized by an electrical current
Looped suture ligature used to occlude small tubular structures during laparoscopy
Medical device that uses ultrasounds moving 55,000 times per second to denature collagen and seal vessels
Light Guide Cable
Fiber optic cable that attached from the light source to a laparoscope for illumination of the surgical site.
Device used to facilitate the introduction of carbon dioxide into
the abdomen to create a pneumoperitoneum
Electrocautery device that transfers electrical current from a tip through a patient to a ground pad placed on the patient.
A device that blocks the opening of a trocar that is being introduced through the abdominal wall.
A sharp-pointed instrument fitted with a cannula used to insert the cannula
through the abdominal wall.