WHAT IS KEYHOLE SURGERY?
Keyhole Surgery, otherwise known as Laparoscopic surgery, is a procedure which allows a surgeon to operate through tiny incisions using a specialised high resolution camera (a Laparoscope) to visualise the internal organs.
State of the art equipments are introduced through tiny ports which allow for careful dissection of the internal organs.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Keyhole Surgery is now a standard technique for Gallbladder removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy), treatment of Appendicitis (Laparoscopic Appendicectomy) and is commonly used for Hernia procedures (Laparoscopic Inguinal or Incisional Hernia Repair).
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF KEYHOLE SURGERY?
The potential advantages of this technique is the absence of a large wound, faster recovery and potentially less pain. These advantages are seen especially after Gallbladder surgery and in some hernia procedures
(see respective topics).