Tests and treatments
Open abdominal surgery
What is it?
The abdomen is opened using an incision - usually a long, transverse incision (bikini incision). Sometimes, if necessary, a vertical incision is used.
An open abdomen operation is only used if the procedure cannot be administered laparoscopically. This includes, for example, removing a large uterus or operations for cancer.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Van Den Broecke Dirk