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What is Keyhole Surgery?
Keyhole surgery is a type of surgical procedure mainly used by surgeons to access the inside of the abdomen or pelvic region. This is also called as Laparoscopy. This surgical procedure is used to either diagnose or treat a disease.
What are the advantages of Keyhole Surgery?
The following are the advantages of Keyhole Surgery:
What are the indications of Keyhole Surgery?
Keyhole Surgery indicated for diagnostic purposes in the following conditions:
Keyhole Surgery indicated for treatment in the following conditions:
What are the steps involved in Keyhole Surgery?
Is Keyhole Surgery a major surgery or minor surgery?
Keyhole Surgery is usually considered minor surgery or procedure as it is minimally invasive.
What are the risks and complications associated with Keyhole Surgery?
Following are a few risks and complications of Keyhole Surgery:
How long does it take to complete Keyhole Surgery?
The time required to complete Keyhole Surgery is about 30minutes to 2 hours.
What is the recovery time for Keyhole Surgery?
Recovery time for Keyhole Surgery when done to diagnose the condition of the patient is 5-7 days, whereas, when done to treat the patient, it is 2-12 weeks depending on the condition of the patient.
What is the success rate of Keyhole Surgery?
The success rate of Keyhole Surgery depends on the following factors:
However, the success rate of Keyhole Surgery may have a wide range such as 65-90%, depending upon the surgery and the area of the body being treated.
What are the long-term results of Keyhole Surgery?
Few of the long term results of Keyhole Surgery are:
Can Keyhole Surgery be detected in the future?
Keyhole Surgery can be detected in the future as small lumps or swelling may be present at the site of the incision.
What are the options if Keyhole Surgery fails?
If Keyhole Surgery fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery or open surgery.
What are the alternatives for Keyhole Surgery?
The following are the alternatives for Keyhole Surgery: