Laparoscopic Surgery, also called Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Bandaid Surgery, or Keyhole Surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions as compared to the larger incisions needed in laparotomy.
Keyhole Surgery uses images displayed on TV monitors for magnification of the surgical elements.
Surgeries like Gall Bladder Removal, Appendicectomy, Hernia Repairs, Adhesionolysis, etc. are done with the help of this new technique. Leads to lesser pain, early recovery and lesser long term complication.
There are a number of advantages to the patient with Laparoscopic Surgery versus an open procedure. These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions and hemorrhaging, and shorter recovery time.