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Minimal invasive operations offered in the practice are the following:
- Endometriosis surgery: (associated with infertility, painful menstruation and bleeding disorders)Endometriosis is endometrial tissue growing in abnormal places. It can be found on the ovaries, on the uterus, on the bowel, on the bladder and the mucosal surfaces around the uterus. To relief symptoms of pain and bleeding or to try to resume fertility, this tissue needs to be excised as thoroughly as possible. This demands very refined skills as there are risks of bowel injury, ureter injury and risk of bleeding.
- Myomectomy (growths of the uterus): Myomas /fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths of the uterus which can cause pain, bleeding and infertility. These growths can be removed laparoscopically by cutting an suturing through the small incisions. A Morsellator can be used to shred the growth before it is extracted through the small incisions. Hospital stay is usually 1 night versus 3 nights if the surgery is done with conventional surgery.
- Ovarian cystectomy or Oophorectomy: (removal of ovarian growths or ovaries)Ovarian growths and the ovaries itself can also be removed laparoscopically with much faster recovery.
- Ectopic pregnancy: Most tubal pregnancy operations are done laparoscopically these days
- Histeroscopy: Histeroscopy is a minimal invasive technique where the inside of the uterus can be visualized with a lens that you insert through the opening of the uterus and growths can be seen and removed. Histeroscopy is used in patients with infertility and bleeding problems.
- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus can be done laparoscopically and the uterus is delivered vaginally. This is ideal for patients who has pain, because endometriosis which is not in the womb can be removed simultaneously. It is also ideal for patients who would like to recover from hysterectomy faster as you are only in hospital for 2 nights and your leave will be 4 weeks in stead of 6 weeks with open hysterectomy. Postoperative pain is also less than with open surgery.