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Keyhole surgery. Surgeons using keyhole (laparascopic) surgery to operate on a patient. Keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that is directed using a laparascope (held by the female surgeon). The laparascope is a type of endoscope that is inserted into the patient's abdomen and sends an image of the area being operated on to a monitor. The tools (held by the male surgeon) used for the surgery are inserted through other holes in the abdomen and the surgeon uses the monitor to guide the procedure. Here a patient's cancerous kidney is to be removed.
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