Gynaecology

Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy refers to small incision pelvic surgery, where advanced gynaecological operations are performed using purpose designed miniature instruments, under the vision of a 5mm wide fibre-optic telescope.

During laparoscopic surgery, the anatomy and function of your ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are fully assessed. Endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, non-functioning fallopian tubes and some fibroids can be diagnosed and appropriately treated. In women who require an uncomplicated hysterectomy, this may be performed by laparoscopy.

Advantages of laparoscopy over “open” gynaecological surgery include

  • Smaller, less noticeable incisions which are quicker to heal
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Reduced time to achieve a full recovery from surgery
  • Reduced length of time in hospital
  • Reduced risk of pelvic adhesion formation

Hysteroscopy

A Diagnostic Hysteroscopy refers to the inspection of the uterine cavity using a 5mm trans-cervical telescope.

This allows diagnosis of any structural abnormalities of your womb. Some abnormalities (for example submucosal fibroids and uterine septae) can be effectively treated by an operative hysteroscopy.  An operative hysteroscopy is an advanced procedure using specialized instruments and thermal energy to remove abnormal tissue from within the uterine cavity. The aim of an operative hysteroscopy is to restore normal uterine anatomy and to improve fertility.