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Tests & Treatments

  • Colostomy

    Colostomy is an opening in the abdominal wall (called a stoma) through which the end of the large intestine (colon) is brought. Instead of through the anus, the bowels empty through the stoma into a bag attached to the abdomen.
  • During a laparoscopic procedure, a surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen to insert a scope (a small, thin tube fitted with a camera) and other surgical tools. Surgeons use laparoscopy to diagnose and treat many conditions.