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Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5 cm) with the aid of a camera. It can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery. Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy. A gynaecological laparoscopy is an examination of female reproductive organs (the fallopian tubes, the ovaries and the womb) using a narrow, tube-like telescope called a laparoscope. The instrument is inserted through small cuts on the patient's abdomen.