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What is the difference between Endoscopy and Laparoscopy?

Asked by G. dorgon, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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Leo Samuels

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Leo Samuels, Content Writer, PG, California

Answered Apr 21, 2020

Endoscopy and laparoscopy are two types of surgical operations performed whenever a doctor wants to diagnose certain diseases in the body. One of the main differences between the two is that both are used to diagnose certain diseases in different parts of the body.

Endoscopy is performed to examine the digestive tract. And when talking about the digestive tract, the stomach, esophagus, and the duodenum are the main parts of the digestive tract that are critically examined by a gastroenterologist using particular equipment to have a good view.

On the other hand, laparoscopy is performed to examine the abdomen or the loins. Before this can be done, a small incision will be made so as to easily insert a telescope so that the abdominal area can be clearly seen during the operation. While you will need to perform a small incision during laparoscopy, however, this is not required during endoscopy.

 

S.Sophie

S.Sophie

Answered Apr 16, 2020

Endoscopy and Laparoscopy are two types of surgeries that are performed for different conditions. One similarity between the two is they are both known to be minimally invasive. This means that they are not like the other surgeries wherein the cut that will be made are large. There are tools that will be used to see the insides of the person to possibly see what is happening inside the person’s body.

One difference between the two is that endoscopy will not require any incision, while laparoscopy will require an incision. The type of items that will be used to ensure that the procedures will take place well is also different. The endoscope is used for endoscopy, and laparoscope is used for laparoscopy.

 

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