Specialty: Gastroenterology

Tests and Procedures: L

  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a type of weight-loss surgery. This type is done as laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the upper abdomen. The surgeon puts an adjustable band around the top part of your stomach.

  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy uses a thin lighted tube that has a video camera. The tube is called a laparoscope. It is put into a tiny cut or incision in your belly. The video camera images can be seen on a computer screen.

  • Liver Biopsy

    A liver biopsy is a test used to diagnose liver conditions. Tissue samples are removed from your liverĀ and checked under a microscope for signs of damage or disease.

  • Liver Scan

    A liver scan is an imaging test to look at your liver and see how well it is working. This test may also be called a liver-spleen scan because the healthcare provider often looks at the spleen at the same time.

  • Liver Transplant

    A liver transplant is surgery to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. A whole liver may be transplanted, or just part of one.

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