What is keyhole surgery?

Ask your doctor if keyhole surgery is an option for you. 

Keyhole surgery, also known as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), is when the surgeon operates using a camera and miniaturized tools. The incisions are small (like a keyhole) rather than the longer scars from open surgery.  In the chest, keyhole surgery is called Thoracoscopy, in the abdomen it’s laparoscopic surgery. 

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  • 1. Details can be found at https://www.news-medical.net/health/Laparoscopic-Surgery-Advantages.aspx

  • 2. da Luz Moreira et al; Surgical Endoscopy. 2010 Jun;24(6):1280-6. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0761-3. Epub 2009 Dec 24. Additional details are available by visiting https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PMID%3A+20033728

  • 3. Details can be found at https://www.news-medical.net/health/Laparoscopic-Surgery-Advantages.aspx

  • 4. Additional details are available by visiting https://www.news-medical.net/health/Laparoscopic-Surgery-Advantages.aspx and https://www.fascrs.org/patients/disease-condition/minimally-invasive-surgery-expanded-version

  • 5. Details can be found at https://www.news-medical.net/health/Laparoscopic-Surgery-Advantages.aspx