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Overview

Small incisions, minimal pain and fewer traumas with keyhole surgery.

Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery enables surgeons to perform complex procedures through incisions that the size of a keyhole. Also called ‘minimal access’ surgery or, depending on the equipment used, ‘laparoscopic’ or ‘endoscopic’ surgery, it offers patients a number of benefits, including less scarring and quicker recovery.

How is keyhole surgery performed?

In laparoscopic keyhole surgery, a telescope is introduced into the body cavity through a 0.5 cm opening. The area is viewed through a CCD video camera attached to a monitor. Surgeons have a magnified and very close view of the organ(s) under study. The cameras can be used to view not only the operative field, but other organs and spaces as well. Surgeons can then perform any type of surgery by viewing the surgical field on the monitor.

MIOT’s International’s facilities for both laparoscopic and endoscopic keyhole surgery are on par with the best in the world.

A number of benefits for the patient

Keyhole surgery offers patients a number of benefits:

  • Reduced blood loss reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.
  • Smaller incisions reduce pain and shorten recovery time.
  • Less pain means less pain medication needed.
  • The chance for infections is less due to reduced exposure of internal organs to the possible external contaminants.
  • Relatively small scars as the incision is very small.
  • Healing is quicker as muscles and tissue are not cut into

Treatments and Procedures

  • Surgeries for peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Appendicectomy
  • Gall bladder stones (cholecystectomy)
  • Hernia repair
  • Surgeries of the liver, pancreas, spleen and kidney
  • Hysterectomy (uterus removal), tubo-ovarian tumours, ectopic pregnancy, polycystic ovarian disease
  • Removal of tumours from the abdomen
  • Endoscopic surgery of the brain, sinuses, thoracic cavity, chest cavity and pleural cavity
  • Endoscopic surgery of the heart (bypass surgery)
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder
  • Minimally invasive total hip-replacement surgery
  • Minimally invasive total knee-replacement surgery
  • Endoscopic spinal surgery including microdiscectomy
  • Cataract surgery