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Laparoscopic surgical instruments. Laparoscope (a type of endoscope used in the abdomen) along with various surgical instruments, ready for use in a surgical procedure to insert a gastric stent. Keyhole (or minimally-invasive) surgery uses tools inserted through small surgical incisions to perform operations. This removes the need for opening body cavities, thus reducing the risk of infection and shortening recovery times.
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