Minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery. Minimal access surgery or keyhole surgery is a modern surgical technique where procedures in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1cm) as compared to the larger incisions needed in a laparotomy. This improves the time of recovery and faster discharge from hospital. In the case of endometriosis surgery, endometriosis can also be removed more thoroughly because of better visual exposure than with traditional open surgery.