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Who is suitable for Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionised medical practice. Laparoscopic removal of the gall bladder, one of the first laparoscopic procedures is now performed for 75% of all cases. In contrast, in Gynaecology, laparoscopic hysterectomy has failed to gain popularity in-spite its proven benefits.

In the 21st century laparoscopic surgery is considered the gold standard for treating benign and in some cases malignant gynaecological conditions. With rare exceptions women with ovarian or tubal conditions should be treated by laparoscopic surgery.

The advantages of laparoscopic surgery are well documented and include

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Faster return to normal activities

Gynaecologists were one of the first groups of specialists to take advantage of laparoscopic surgery, yet many gynaecologists still feel reluctant to perform this type of surgery.

There are no absolute reasons not to perform laparoscopic surgery. The main limiting factor is the experience of your clinician. Doctors trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery very rarely resort to open surgery to treat ovarian or tubal problems.

We are happy to discuss the role of laparoscopic surgery with you, at all times, taking your opinion into consideration.

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