Laparoscopic surgery is also known as keyhole surgery or minimal access surgery.
It involves making small incisions in the abdomen. A laparoscope is passed through one of the incisions. This is a long thin telescope with a camera attached to the end that allows a very clear and magnified view of the inside of the abdomen and pelvis to be transmitted to a large video monitor in the operating theatre that your surgeon and all other members of the surgical team can see. CO2 gas is passed into the abdomen to create a space that allows good vision and access to the relevant organs. Other instruments such as graspers, scissors and modern energy source devices are passed through the other small incisions in order to perform the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery has been shown in many studies to give less pain, a shorter hospital stay and faster return to work than traditional open surgery (laparotomy). Many operations can be performed laparoscopically including hysterectomy, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis, adhesiolysis, tubal surgery, removal of ovarian cysts, tubal ligation. Eve Health is also able to offer Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery.