University of Dundee

Minimal access surgery: new techniques and treatments


Multidisciplinary clinical, instrument and skills teams are at the forefront of initiatives to introduce and develop state-of-the-art Minimal Access Techniques (MAT) – such as keyhole surgery, and the use of flexible telescopes and magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and x-ray to visualise inside the body and to control surgical procedures – in order to minimise the damage to tissues, reduce pain and shorten convalescence. The surgical skills training unit, the first of its kind in the UK, provides intensive, practical courses for trainees, established surgeons and other healthcare professionals involving live operative demonstrations and simulation.