Keyhole Surgery
Also Known As
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
What Is
A Keyhole Surgery?

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.

Types Of Procedure
Suitable For Keyhole Surgery
Benefits of
Keyhole 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.
Dr Ng Kheng Hong
Dr Ng Kheng Hong
Senior Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh),
FAMS (General Surgery)
Dr Ng Kheng Hong has over 20 years of experience in keyhole surgery in the field of colorectal surgery. He is also the former Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Department of Colorectal Surgery at SGH and former Visiting Consultant in Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre. Dr Ng is well-published in medical journals and continues to teach medical students to this day.
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