Laparoscopic Gynaecologic Surgery is done through a small telescope. There are many different types of laparoscopic surgery for women. Some of the most common procedures include:
*This list is just a small portion of the total amount of laparoscopic procedures that can be performed for women.
Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive. This means that these procedures are designed to be done with small incisions, as opposed to traditional open surgery. During a typical laparoscopic procedure:
The rest of the procedure will vary depending on which specific type of surgery is being performed.
Some positive aspects of laparoscopic gynaecology include:
Laparotomy (the technique by which most gynaecologic procedures are done) involves an incision in the abdomen usually measuring 5 to 11 inches long. This incision is horizontal (the so-called "bikini" incision) or vertical (from the pubic bone to the belly button). This large incision is required for gynaecologists to use standard surgical instruments. This significantly larger incision is associated with a much longer recovery, more postoperative pain, longer hospital stays, and more potential complications than the same procedure performed by laparoscopic techniques.
The answer is relatively simple. Major laparoscopic surgical procedures are difficult for most gynaecologic surgeons to master. The gynaecologist must perform many simple laparoscopic procedures to develop the skill necessary to perform the more complex surgeries. They must perform these procedures on a regular basis to develop and maintain expertise. As a result, unfortunately, most gynaecologic surgeries for benign disease are still performed abdominally, although experts throughout the world agree that the vast majority could safely and efficiently be performed laparoscopically. However, it is important that the patient understand that these procedures should be performed by a qualified gynaecologic oncologist who has experience in the proposed procedure either using traditional surgical methods or Laparoscopic surgery.
The surgeries shown in the video clips are entirely done by me and my experienced team at KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital.