Laparoscopy is not a new surgical approach, but its application has expanded significantly in the last 20 years, allowing us to diagnose and treat in a less invasive way. We offer our patients a minimally invasive solution, whenever our gynecological condition allows it. If you want to find out more, schedule a consultation in our gynecological office or an online consultation.
Questions and answers about laparoscopy
What is laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a surgical technique by which we perform diagnostic and therapeutic operations through several small incisions in the abdomen. We start the operation by making a small incision, usually in the area of the belly button, enough for the optical instrument to pass through it. The optical instrument consists of a long thin tube with a tiny camera and a light at the end. The camera sends images from inside the body to the TV screen. Then, under the control of the camera, we make 2 or more other small incisions through which other thin instruments can pass. We perform the operation using these instruments, while watching them all the time on the TV screen.
Where is laparoscopy used?
We use laparoscopy to assess and diagnose a wide range of gynecological problems. After the diagnosis, we can operate on the gynecological organs with laparoscopic techniques, take the necessary biopsies, remove the ectopic pregnancy, remove uterus etc.
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is generally observed to be less invasive compared to open surgery, carries a lower risk of infection, postoperative recovery is faster, there is less tissue damage, less pain, fewer scars, and shorter hospital stays.
Can patients always choose laparoscopic surgery?
– No. Many procedures can now be performed with a minimally invasive approach, i.e. laparoscopy, but it is not always up to the patient to choose which operation to be performed. For example, there are gynecological-oncological surgeries that we perform with open surgeries for a better prognosis of the patient. We always talk in detail with our patients about the medical problem, the treatment plan, the types of surgical treatment that are available to us. The decision on treatment and surgical approach is always mutual and always in the interest of the patient.