How is it done?
Keyhole surgery is successful in over 98% of cases. When not possible an open removal (longer scar under ribs) is needed. In the few that cannot be completed keyhole it is often known pre-operation that this risk is high and you would be informed of this heightened risk before undergoing surgery. Keyhole surgery involves using a camera and video screen with long slim instruments used in place of a 'hand' inside the body. This means incisions in the tummy wall are small each approx 5-12mm in size.
No surgery is without some risks attached. Here we describe the procedure and what risks are involved.