Keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions. This is not like traditional open surgery which requires a very long cut in the abdomen, which resulted in very significant pain after surgery.
There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure.
Reduced pain due to smaller incisions
Less chance of wound infection
Shorter recovery time
Shorter hospital stay
KH Ng et al. Laparoscopic resection for rectal cancers- lessons learnt from 579 cases. Annals of Surgery. Jan 2009.
KH Ng et al. Laparoscopic versus open right hemicolectomy: a comparison of short-term outcomes. International Journal of Colorectal Diseases. Nov 2009.
KH Ng et al. 418 cases of Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections: A Single Institution Experience and Literature Review. Singapore Medical Journal. July 2010.
Keyhole surgery is a more technically complex procedure, but its benefits are numerous. Our surgeon, Dr Ng Kheng Hong has specialised expertise in minimally invasive colorectal surgery – contact us for a detailed assessment today.