In laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, surgical procedures are performed using fine instruments which are inserted into a series of small 1-1.5cm incisions in the body.
A camera, known as a laparoscope, is also inserted into the body. The camera projects high-resolution imagery onto screens in the operating room.
When compared with traditional surgery, laparoscopic surgery can result in less pain, less scarring, a shorter recovery time. Laparoscopic surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.