Keyhole surgery

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.871b (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:871
  1. M J Notaras
  1. Consultant surgeon London Hernia Centre, London NW6 2QA

    EDITOR,—In his review of a television programme on keyhole surgery Stephen Nixon makes some surprising comments regarding hernia repair.1 I was the “hernia surgeon, giving the impression of never having seen a laparoscopic repair,” who demonstrated the simplicity of the open mesh technique for hernia repair. It was performed under conscious sedation and local anaesthesia, and the patient later expressed that “it was easier than going to the dentist.” This low cost procedure with minimal risk gives excellent results,2 is …

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