Minimally Invasive or Keyhole surgery is a
modern technique to cure many problems in the human body that require
surgery or operation. The technique uses 2 to 4 small holes of 2.7 to 10
mm diameter, in the abdomen to perform the operation on the body parts
inside. No large cuts need to be made on the body as in earlier days that
would not only be painful, take days to heal and in the end leave ugly
The magic stick used to perform minimally invasive surgeries is called the
Laparoscope. an instrument that is inserted into the body through a small
hole. Once inside, the laparoscope does the magic. It lights the inside
and has a camera that itself is tiny but magnifies tiny body parts into
manifold magnifications that can be seen on a TV monitor by the surgeon.
The laparoscope facilitates the artistic hands of the surgeon to perform
the operation through highly specialized instruments that are sent inside
the body through other keyholes.
Laparoscopic or Endosurgery procedures are simple, pain lesser, cost
smaller, scar lesser and recover faster.
The way most operations are now being done using laparoscopy, the saying
in medical circles goes -
"A doctor without a scope has no scope.