Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery - also referred to as ‘keyhole surgery’ or ‘minimally invasive surgery’- is a technique that allows surgery without the need for large incisions to be made to access organs and tissue within the body. Instead a small number of much smaller incisions are made and surgical devices called ‘laparoscopes’ are used to complete the procedure.

The main advantages of laparoscopic techniques are that recovery times are much shorter than conventional ‘open’ surgical approaches and that there is less scarring on the body, as the incisions are very small.