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Keyhole Surgery

 WHAT IS LAPAROSCOPIC OR "KEYHOLE" SURGERY?

This is an alternative to open or conventional surgery thorough large cuts in the abdominal wall. It is also known as minimally invasive or "keyhole" surgery.  Major technological advances over the past twenty years have allowed such techniques to evolve.

The operation is performed through tiny stab incisions with the help of special plastic tubes called ports.  Long thin instruments are used to perform operations which previously were only possible by making large abdominal cuts.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LAPAROSCOPIC OR KEYHOLE TECHNIQUES?

Smaller operation wounds results in less pain, less wound complications (such as infection) and means the scars are smaller resulting a better cosmetic result.  In the longer term there is reduced risks of adhesions (sticky scars) inside the tummy which can cause problems with blockage to the bowel and less occurrence of incisional hernias.

An additional benefit (certainly for some procedures) is an earlier discharge home from hospital and less time off work after your operation.

WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF LAPAROSCOPIC OR KEYHOLE TECHNIQUES?

Laparoscopic surgery is more complex from a surgical point of view and therefore can take longer to perform.

In the interests of safety although a laparoscopic (or keyhole) operation is planned conversion to a standard operative approach may be needed with a large incision or cut in the tummy.

More expensive equipment is needed to perform these operations and therefore the provision of such operations in some hospitals has been prohibited by these cost implications.

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