Laparoscopic Surgery

in 1901, with Tubes outfitted with surgical instruments and lenses, Georg Kelling a surgeon from Dresden, Germany preformed Laparoscopic Surgery in a dogs abdomen through a small incision.

      Georg Kelling
      Dresden, Germany

Additional Information:

  • Laparoscopic surgery: History – Wikipedia
    It is difficult to credit one individual with the pioneering of the laparoscopic approach. In 1901 Georg Kelling, of Dresden, Germany performed the first laparoscopic procedure in dogs, and in 1910 Hans Christian Jacobaeus of Sweden performed the first laparoscopic operation in humans.
  • Laparoscopic surgery – Wikipedia
    Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body.
  • Laparoscopy: Purpose, Procedure & Recovery – Healthline
    Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure. Only small incisions are made.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery History – News Medical
    Laparoscopic surgery has been developed over many decades and it is difficult to pinpoint one individual as pioneer of the approach. It was in 1902 that Georg Kelling from Dresden in Germany performed laparoscopic surgery using dogs and in 1910, Hans Christian Jacobaeus from Sweden used the approach to operate on a human.

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