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Gynaecologic Laparoscopic Surgery

Gynecologic laparoscopy is an alternative method to open surgery. It is a minimally invasive surgery where a laparoscope is used to look inside your pelvic area. We could say a very thin, well-lit telescope is a laparoscope. It gives your doctor access to your internal organs. Whether you have problems like endometriosis or fibroids can be determined through a diagnostic laparoscopy. As a method of therapy, it is also possible. Your doctor can carry out numerous procedures using little equipment.

Less pain compared to open abdominal surgery, fewer problems, less scarring, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery are some advantages of laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Most patients leave the hospital the same day (for outpatient surgery) or the next morning.

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Endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancies, sterilization, pelvic issues like urinary incontinence, and pelvic support issues like uterine prolapse are just a few of the gynecologic conditions that can be treated with laparoscopic surgery which previously required to have surgeries with large incisions. A laparoscopic hysterectomy and a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy are two other operations that can be performed using it.

“The first total laparoscopic hysterectomy was performed in 1989. However, as minimally invasive surgery grew in other fields, it lagged for gynecology. It wasn’t until the past decade or so that doctors and patients alike have begun to take advantage of the spectrum of benefits that these procedures provide,” says Dr. Cyriac, Lead Gynec Surgeon, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Lifeline Hospital.

“Much like minimally invasive surgery in other fields, using these techniques can provide a lower risk of complications during procedures, such as bleeding, and easier recovery, with less pain and bleeding afterward, a lower risk of infection, and an earlier return to normal function. For many of our patients, who juggle busy home and work lives,” says Dr. Cyriac, “being able to return to a normal schedule as soon as possible is especially attractive.” One of the great surgical advances of the modern age is the ability to use a laparoscope for minimally invasive surgery in areas that previously required major open surgery.

Our surgeons perform all their procedures laparoscopically, even those that can be a challenge to perform as open procedures, including myomectomies for large or numerous fibroids, resections for stage 3 or 4 endometriosis, or total hysterectomies for large fibroid uteri. The team performs hundreds of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries each year.

For patients interested in avoiding transfusions for religious or other reasons, their minimally invasive group offers a “bloodless medicine service,” with blood salvaged, filtered, and returned to patients if needed. The team plans to establish a multidisciplinary endometriosis group that can tackle this often-complicated disease from multiple angles, including medicine, surgery, radiotherapy, nutrition, physical therapy, pain therapy, and reproductive endocrinology for patients interested in preserving their fertility.

“Many of our patients tell us that if they’d known how easy the surgery would be, they would have done it years ago,” says Dr. S. Pappachan. “That’s why we do what we do: to help people get back to the lives they deserve.”

Treatment options

  • Hysteroscopic surgery: This technique does not require any incisions and has minimal recovery time.
    • Diagnostic and Pre IVF Hysteroscopy
    • Hysteroscopic tubal canulation
    • Operative Hysteroscopy (Submucous Myomectomy, Septum correction & polypectomy)
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery: This technique has been shown to be an effective treatment that results in shorter hospital stays, less discomfort and a shorter recovery period.

    • Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Sterilization
    • Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Cyst
    • Laparoscopic Salpingo-Oophorectomy
    • Laparoscopic Management of Tubal Pregnancy
    • Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy
    • Laparoscopic Re-canalization Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Burch Suspension
    • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
    • Laparoscopic Sacro-Colpopexy
    • Radical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Laparoscopic Pelvic Floor Repair
    • Laparoscopic Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair
    • Laparoscopic Lymphadenectomy for Gynecological Malignancies
    • Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation for chronic pelvic pain
    • Laparoscopic Management of severe Endometriosis

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