that is performed by a single long incision down the center of the body; normally the incision runs from breastbone to approximately belly button
Surgery done through a large incision in the abdominal wall, using traditional surgical instruments. In heavy patients, these large incisions are at risk of infection and hernia formation.
Any surgical procedure performed using a large incision made for direct access to the affected organ or tissue
Operation by exposing organs.
cutting the skin and tissues during surgery to expose a full view of the structures and organs involved in the procedure.
An open surgery means cutting skin and tissues so the surgeon has a direct access to the structures or organs involved. Examples of open surgery include the removal of organs, such as the gallbladder or kidney.