What is keyhole surgery?


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  • Sunday, 09 Oct 2016

Laparoscopy generally requires between two and four small ‘keyhole’ incisions on the abdomen. Through these small holes, instruments such as a laparoscope (a thin telescope-like instrument) are introduced to perform surgery. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A majority of women in their lifetime would have undergone some form of surgery. Whether it’s a minor or major surgery, it is still a nightmare to go through.

By the age of 60, one in every three women would have undergone a hysterectomy (surgery to remove the womb) for various reasons.

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What is keyhole surgery?

   

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