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Rather than conducting an operation through a large incision (traditional open surgery), small cuts are made for long instruments to be inserted in to the abdomen to do the procedure. Also called keyhole or minimal access surgery.

Keyhole or Laparoscopic or Minimally Invasive Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Laparoscopic surgery provides many benefits to patients. Rather than the surgeon doing the operation through a large incision (traditional open surgery), small cuts are made for long instruments to be inserted in to the abdomen to do the procedure.
Gallstones created by Etienne Moore
Click here to learn more about gallstone disease and the reason why it causes upper abdominal pains
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Keyhole surgery has revolutionised gallstone treatment for patients suffering upper abdominal pains.
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Hernias are very common. They are abnormal openings in the abdominal wall muscles which allow abdominal contents to bulge outwards.
Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Many bowel operations are now possible using laparoscopic or keyhole techniques and an Enhanced Recovery Program (see definitions section).
Laparoscopic Prolapse or Rectopexy Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Keyhole surgery can help when the bowel prolapses out of the anus.
Laparoscopic Adhesions Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Keyhole surgery is helpful for selected patients suffering chronic abdominal pain.
Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery created by Etienne Moore
Specialised surgery for selected endometriosis patients.
Common Bowel Operations created by Etienne Moore
The terms used to name bowel operations can be very confusing. Click here to find five of the most common major colorectal operations explained (right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, anterior resection, Hartmanns operation and abdominoperineal (AP) operation).
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