Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery may be a minimally invasive technique that has revolutionized the sector of surgery.
Every day hundreds of women in undergo surgery for treatment of gynaecological problems. Until recently this concerned open abdominal surgery for the treatment of common conditions like fibroids, removal of uterus (hysterectomy), cysts in ovaries, endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain. Today, however, modern technology permits us to finish same standard surgeries using so much less invasive techniques – the Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), conjointly known as laparoscopic surgery or keyhole surgery.
Instead of creating an outsized incision through the skin (laparotomy, or open surgery), a laparoscopic surgeon makes simply some small incisions to perform the surgery. These 0.5-1-cm incisions function entry ports for an extended, narrow camera and other laparoscopic instruments. The high-definition camera shows a exaggerated read of the pelvic organs to the surgeon. Specially designed instruments change the surgeon to perform all the fragile manoeuvres to get rid of diseased tissue exactly, have a meticulous management of bleeding, and even perform fine tissue suturing.
Laparoscopic surgery offers a secure and effective different to open surgery. No a lot of would like for painful procedures and large incisions.
Since laparoscopic surgery causes less trauma to the body, recovery is far quicker than with ancient open surgery. Because the incisions are abundant smaller, pain is considerably reduced with less need for pain medication after surgery. Patients will usually get up within a few hours of surgery.
Hospital stay is reduced to 1-3 days, compared to up to a week following open surgery. Several procedures are often even done as single-day surgery. This means recovery within the comfort of your own house and having the ability to resume employment within a few weeks.
In addition to the better cosmetic healing of tiny incisions, laparoscopic surgery additionally reduces the danger of infection, as a result of tissues aren't exposed as they're in open surgery.
In summary the benefits of laparoscopic surgery are:
|Laparoscopic surgery||Open surgery|
|Scar size||A few small 0.5 - 1cm||Large 8 - 10cm|
|Need for pain medication||Reduced||Significant|
|Hospital stay (average)||0 - 3 days||5 - 7 days|
|Time off work||1 - 3 weeks||4 - 6 weeks|
|Risk of infection||Lower||Higher|
|Wound problems||Less because of smaller wounds||More|
Laparoscopic surgery will replace open surgery in treatment of the many of the non-cancerous gynaecological conditions such as heavy periods, fibroids, hysterectomy, cysts of ovaries and endometriosis.
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All types of surgery carry risks. Indeed, it might are impractical to expect any surgery to be completely riskless. Generally, laparoscopic surgery is considered safe and its associated risks are uncommon. Most of those risks happen at a similar rate, if not lower, as in traditional open surgery.
Serious complications after the laparoscopy are rare. it's calculable that they happen in one out of each 1,000 cases. Serious complications include:
Other factors like patient’s age, general health, the rationale for surgery, previous pelvic or abdominal surgery, previous Caesarean sections as well as the complexities of laparoscopic surgery also contribute to the particular risk of an individual patient.
During your personal consultation, our doctor can speak deeply about the risks in specific to your individual condition.
Recovery following surgery depends on the sort of procedure you've undergone. In general, it is common to experience the following symptoms for 1-2 days:
Following a laparoscopic surgery, patients will come back home a lot of earlier than those who have undergone an open surgery. You may receive directions on wound care from the nursing staff before going home. Our doctor can make a case for your recovery course in specific to the procedure you have had. We are going to additionally advise you the most effective time for a complimentary follow-up visit.
We firmly believe the great advantages of keyhole surgery to our patients.
Indeed, many women aren't made conscious of laparoscopic surgery as an alternate to open surgery. Several are even suggested against it because of lack of experience or equipment.
We are dedicated to delivery the advantages of this advanced and fewer invasive procedure to all or any women requiring surgery for their gynaecological conditions. We tend to promise to empower women, provide selections and follow the most effective medicine to boost our patients’ quality of life.
If you're considering having minimally invasive surgery as a treatment for your gynecological condition, please contact us for a private consultation and discussion of your case.