Keyhole surgery on babies requires greatest expertise

Heading the section on paediatric surgery for totalhealth, Mr Joseph Curry who is a Paediatric Surgery Specialist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London explains his own philosophy for performing important operations on children in his helpful article entitled Keyhole surgery in children.

“Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery involves making small openings on the abdominal wall, usually no more than a few millimetres big. The size of the space in which to perform this surgery in infants and children is small and the surgeon must possess a high level of skill and expertise to undertake this surgery safely. A number of common conditions can be treated by using keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. Other, more major, operations can also be performed this way.”

Relating to the abdomen, which is the region of the body between the chest and the pelvis. Full medical glossary
A keyhole surgical procedure. Full medical glossary