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Keyhole Surgery – An Overview by MIOT Hospitals.


“You need an operation.”
The moment these words are uttered most patients are struck by panic and anxiety. Images of large wounds, stitches, pain and a long hospital stay keep them away from the surgeon, usually until complications set in.

What’s changed now? Advances in medicine that allow major surgeries to be performed through an opening the size of a keyhole – “Keyhole Surgery”.

In Laparoscopic or Keyhole Surgery a telescope is introduced into the body cavity through a 0.5cm opening. The area is viewed through a CCD video camera attached to the monitor. Surgeons can perform any type of surgery by viewing the monitor. Because of the smallness of the opening, this kind of surgery is called Keyhole Surgery, Minimal Access Surgery, or based on the equipment used, Laparoscopic or Endoscopic Surgery.

Small Incision, Minimal Pain and No Large Exposure – so chances of infection are almost nil. Keyhole surgery is cosmetically acceptable and allows quick recovery – You’re back in the gym after a major Laparoscopic Surgery in 24 hrs.

There are many advantages to the patient undergoing keyhole surgery when compared with an open procedure

  • Reduced blood loss: reduces the chance of needing a blood transfusion.

  • Smaller incision: reduces pain and shortens recovery time.

  • Less pain: so less pain medication needed.

  • Reduced infections: due to reduced exposure of internal organs to the possible external contaminants, risk of acquiring infections is reduced.

  • Relatively small scar: Since the keyhole surgery involves a small opening it leaves relatively very small scar in the body.

  • Though procedure times are usually slightly longer, hospital stay is less, and often with a same day discharge which leads to a faster return to the routine life.


MIOT Hospitals is one of the few hospitals to recognize these benefits and promote keyhole surgery. MIOT surgeons have performed close to 1000 keyhole surgeries successfully. In the following web pages MIOT Keyhole Surgeons will take you through the various keyhole surgeries, the techniques and treatment offered at MIOT Hospitals and the benefits to you.


MIOT Hospitals
is a leading Multi-Speciality Hospital in India known for its adoption of Professional standards, both nationally and internationally. Being the leading centre for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Research, MIOT Hospitals has the World Class Specialties in the field of Joint Replacement Surgeries, Orthopaedics and Trauma Care. MIOT also has specialized centre for Nephrology, Thoracic & Cardio Vascular Care, Neurology and Neuro Surgery and many other specialties.