open surgery

What is an Open Surgery?

During an open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision and opens skin and muscles, to insert a retractor and then the instruments. The incision also allows the surgeon to follow the entire procedure through the incision.

Today, only a minority of procedures are performed with open surgery, whereas more procedures make use of keyhole surgery, also called “minimally invasive” surgery or Laparoscopy.

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We’re located at
McCourt Street Medical Centre
1st Floor, Suite 10, 2 McCourt Street
West Leederville WA 6007

We also operate from:
Northam Hospital Health Service
Outpatients Clinic, Robinson Street, Northam WA, 6401

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There are many online resources. We have collected some useful links for you.

General Surgery on Wikipedia
Open surgery and surgery on Wikipedia
Laparoscopic surgery on Wikipedia