Laparoscopic (Key Hole) Surgery


In traditional or "open" surgery an incision is made on the body to open it up in order to expose the organs that need operating. Endoscopy eliminates the need for a large incision. In its place, the gynaecologist can use an endoscope, a thin instrument that provides a view of the interior of the body. This torch-like instrument is introduced into the patient’s body through a tiny half-inch incision. It is attached to a tiny camera and light source that sends messages through a fibre-optic cord on to a television monitor.

The gynaecologist can perform the surgery watching the monitor. Slender instruments through tiny incisions are passed into the abdominal wall to operate. Different instruments are used for different procedures. The entire procedure is carried out under more or less "closed" conditions.

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