keyhole surgery


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A popular term for laparoscopic surgery
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keyhole surgery

A popular term  for endoscopic surgery
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keyhole surgery

A lay term for LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY.
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Laparoscopic surgery; keyhole surgery

Surgery that utilizes a laparoscope with a video camera and surgical instruments inserted through small incisions.
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And he said he was indebted to the "Dundee wifey" who was the first person in the UK to undergo keyhole surgery in 1987.
"Keyhole surgery is faster and safer for many patients rather than open surgery, which involves much larger incisions."
Speaking at the inquest consultant Lee Fon, who performed the keyhole surgery, said the risk of death as a result of the operation was very rare - "the same risk as crossing the road".
I was nervous and felt a bit like a guinea pig when I was offered keyhole surgery but I knew patients who had had the traditional incision operation and decided to go for a quicker recovery with less pain.'
A report by a leading keyhole surgery expert also said an alternative method of surgery to treat a growth the size of a "small grapefruit" in Mrs Collett's uterus should have been used.
Thanking all his fans for get well messages, the 62-year-old said he had undergone "keyhole surgery to remove arthritic build-up of spurs on bone".
MORE than one in four hospitals performing keyhole surgery are using outof-date and potentially unsafe equipment, according to a report published today.
HEART patients are being spared lengthy trips to England for treatment, thanks to new keyhole surgery.
Henson will undergo exploratory keyhole surgery this week and faces a "best-case scenario" of four to six weeks out, or even around 12 weeks should a full operation be required.
You may have keyhole surgery but it is still a major operation and it takes a while for you to get your energy back.
His area of expertise is keyhole surgery, which he is now helping to establish in the African nation, one of the most under-developed in the world.