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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 liver 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 doctor often looks at the spleen at the same time. The spleen is near the liver and works closely with it.
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.
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a surgical procedure to treat severe obesity using several small incisions and a laparoscope, which is a small lighted instrument with a tiny camera attached.
Laminectomy
Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina). This helps relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal), or tumors.
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.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a wire loop heated by electric current to remove cells and tissue in a woman’s lower genital tract. It is used as part of the diagnosis and treatment for abnormal or cancerous conditions.
Lumbar Disk Replacement
A lumbar disk replacement involves replacing a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of the spine with an artificial replacement made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic.
Lumbar Puncture
A lumbar puncture (LP) or spinal tap may be done to diagnose or treat a condition.

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