The Voice

Sjogren, Steve
September 2006
Guideposts;Sep2006, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p16
The article discusses the author's experience of undergoing laparoscopic surgery. He was scheduled to have his gall bladder removed. Laparoscopic surgery uses a scalpel on the end of a mechanical arm that can enter the body through a very small incision. Once he was unconscious, the anesthesiologist gave the go-ahead to the doctors to proceed. The surgeon made an incision just below his belly button and inserted the laparoscopic scalpel to cut through the muscles around his gall bladder.


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