Keyhole Surgery

What is a keyhole surgery?

Keyhole or minimally invasive surgery is a method of carrying out an operation without having to make a large incision. It is also known as laparoscopic surgery when used to operate on the abdomen.

Benefits of keyhole surgery

Patients tend to recover earlier from keyhole surgeries because the incisions are usually small. One side effect of ‘open’ surgery – minimised with keyhole surgery – is ‘adhesions’. This is where internal organs stick together and form bands of scar tissue, which can be painful and cause obstruction.

RElated posts