Frequently Asked Questions
What is minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery?
Minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery refers to surgical techniques that use small incisions or no incisions at all to perform various gynaecologic procedures. These techniques involve the use of specialized instruments and advanced technologies, such as laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgery, to access and treat gynecologic conditions.
In gynaecology, there are minimally invasive surgeries for the following conditions:
- Removal of Fibroids also called as myomectomy
- Hysterectomy for benign conditions
- Removal of the cyst of the ovaries
- Cancer of the uterus in selected conditions
- Uterine Prolapse
What are the benefits of minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery compared to a traditional surgery?
The benefits may include smaller incisions, less postoperative pain, reduced blood loss during surgery, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, and minimal scarring. Minimally invasive surgery can also result in a quicker return to daily activities and work. However, the suitability of minimally invasive surgery depends on the specific condition, the overall health of the patient, and the surgeon's expertise. Your doctor will evaluate your individual case and discuss the potential benefits and risks of minimally invasive surgery as compared to traditional surgery based on your condition and overall health.
How do I determine if minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery is the right option for me?
It's important to talk to your doctor to determine if minimally invasive gynaecologic surgery is the right option for you. Your doctor will consider various factors such as your medical history, condition severity, and overall health to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your specific situation. You should review all available information on both non-surgical and surgical options with your doctor in order to make an informed decision that best meets your individual needs and preferences.