Laparoscopy Surgery: A superior solution to traditional open surgery
Many of us might think that surgery often involves challenging and lengthy recoveries. However, it’s good to know that a new alternative has emerged—laparoscopic surgery.
The term ‘laparoscopic’ characterises a surgical procedure that utilises small incisions through which a miniature camera and specialised instruments are inserted. These minute openings empower our skilled surgeons to obtain a detailed view of the patient’s internal organs without causing significant disruption.
This heightened visualisation proves especially advantageous for surgeries conducted in confined spaces within the body or those involving delicate structures.
Laparoscopic Surgery: Your Best Surgical Option
The biggest difference between open and laparoscopic surgery comes down to the incision size. With a smaller incision size, laparoscopic surgery enables patients to experience shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to their daily activities compared to open surgery. The trauma to the body is reduced as laparoscopy contributes to a faster healing process. Open surgery often necessitates a longer recovery time and entails more pain compared to laparoscopic surgery.
In our clinic, the team is equipped to perform laparoscopic surgery for various circumstances. These include:
- Ovarian cyst removal: An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary. While many cysts are benign and resolve on their own, some may cause pain and other symptoms. In rare cases, ovarian cysts can be malignant.
- Fibroid removal: Noncancerous growths known as fibroids develop in the uterus. They can range in size from small, pea-sized lumps to larger growths capable of reshaping the uterus. By the age of 50, up to 80% of women may experience fibroids. While many women with fibroids remain asymptomatic, others may encounter symptoms such as bloating, pelvic pain, heavy or painful periods, and other related issues.
- Womb removal (hysterectomy): Surgical removal of the uterus is performed for various reasons, including cancer, endometriosis, pelvic pain, irregular vaginal bleeding, and uterine fibroids. In this procedure, the entire uterus, including the cervix, may be removed either in whole or in part.
- Diagnostic laparoscopy: This minimally invasive technique is used to detect endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and ovarian cysts.
Understanding Your Choices: Laparoscopic or Open Surgery
Choosing between open and laparoscopic surgery is a decision that needs to be made in consultation with your doctor. Primarily, the decision hinges on the specific organs involved. Traditional open surgery often proves to be the optimal choice for operations involving vital organs such as the kidneys or heart. The need for greater tactile precision and broader access, inherent in older techniques, arises due to the intricate and delicate nature of these treatments. It might involve a larger incision and a longer recovery period, but sometimes, for these organs, detailed treatment is necessary.
Another thing to consider is the patient’s lifestyle. For instance, laparoscopic surgery may be a better option for a busy mother who lacks the time or assistance for an extended recovery period.
Furthermore, it is essential to consider your health condition. For instance, open surgery might not be the optimal choice for an elderly individual with a frail body condition, as a longer recovery time may pose an increased risk of infections.
How Our Clinic Can Help
At our clinic, our team is dedicated to providing a friendly and welcoming environment for our patients. With a team of experienced surgeons led by Dr. Lee, we ensure that you are in the best hands throughout your journey with us.
Dr. Lee, the pioneer of our clinic, earned his medical degree from Manipal Medical College and completed his MRCOG in London. Experienced in all areas of gynecology and obstetrics, including prenatal care, childbirth, menopause management, fertility treatment, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, he is renowned for his patient-focused approach to health.
With state-of-the-art equipment and a team of passionate professionals, we are always ready to provide you with the best care possible. Find out more about laparoscopic surgery by contacting us at 017 9755300 or 03 7718 1000 .