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What equipment is needed?
Endoscopic surgery requires specialized equipment to illuminate and view the surgical site. Endoscopic surgery routinely uses rigid scopes, whereas flexible scopes tend to be reserved for diagnostic examinations and biopsies of tubular structures, e.g. the upper intestinal tract being examined with a gastroscope. Depending on the site of surgery, specialized trocar and sheaths are used to protect the scope and provide a conduit for terminal instrumentation.
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This page last updated February 11, 2008.