Keyhole surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, minimises the impact of abdominal surgery. Utilising the approach the surgeon makes much smaller incisions than in conventional surgery. The abdominal cavity is inflated with gas and then operations are carried out through very small incisions with the help a camera which visualises the abdominal cavity, and special keyhole instruments. This approach has several benefits over conventional surgery; recovery is quicker with the time to eating and moving around normally being shorter: the cosmetic result is better: hospital stays are reduced. Exeter Specialist Clinics offer keyhole bowel operations for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions, like diverticular disease. We also offer keyhole hernia surgery and keyhole operations for functional bowel problems such as rectal prolapse, constipation and incontinence.