Gynecologic Laparoscopic SurgeryGynecology Clinic
IASO has 6 laparoscopy rooms, where all the minimally invasive procedures may be performed. The facilities are state-of-the-art and the staff are fully qualified.
Some of the procedures that may be performed are:
- Total or partial hysterectomy with or without the appendages
- Ectopic (extrauterine) pregnancy treatment
- Removal of fibroids
- Removal of ovarian masses
- Urogynecological problems (prolapse of internal genital organs, inconsistence)
- Laparoscopic ligation of uterine cervix
- Oncologic cases
Nowadays, minimally invasive techniques are gaining ground over open surgeries. This happens because:
- The rapid advancements in technology allow the use of small instruments with extreme precision and the use of camera systems with high resolution images
- There is scientific evidence available proving that these procedures are performed with greater safety, significantly limiting any complications.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
It provides access to the peritoneal cavity through small holes, avoiding large and painful incisions along the abdominal walls.
The surgeon views the organs magnified on a monitor, through a HD camera. These procedures are possible with the help of very fine instruments in a specially equipped operating room.
Benefits of laparoscopy over open surgery (laparotomy)
- Excellent aesthetic results. Incisions in the order of 5-10 cm, as opposed to incisions measuring 7-10 cm for open surgery.
- Much less postoperative pain due to these very small incisions.
- Immediate mobilization, usually on the same day, and fast return to daily activities and professional obligations.
- The immediate mobilization reduces the risk of thrombosis and hospital-acquired infections.
- Less of a chance of postoperative adhesions, which could cause pain, ileus, infertility, etc. in the long run.
- Minimal chance of postoperative hernia developing.
In the event of very increased body weight or history of multiple open procedures in the past, it may be deemed necessary to have open surgery rather than laparoscopic.