What is Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)?
A Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a technique whereby the surgeon performs the surgery through several tiny incisions of about half to one centimetre instead of an large incision in traditional open surgery. The surgeon uses specialised laproscopic instruments fitted with scissors or graspers and a camera in MIS. Carbon dioxide is instilled into the abdominal cavity to allow room to operate.
The advantages of MIS include:
- Smaller incisions that are less painful and heal better.
- Magnification of the operating field that allows for better visualization.
- Use of microsurgical techniques to reduce the risk of scarring and bleeding.
Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
In Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), complex surgeries that are usually done through an open technique, are instead performed laparoscopically. They include:
- Microsurgical suturing,
- Removal of larger fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and even a diseased womb (hysterectomy).
The types of surgeries offered by our centre include:
Laparoscopic Cystectomy – Ovarian cyst removal
In women with severe endometriosis, laparoscopic cystectomy is performed to remove ovarian cysts while preserving the function of the ovaries.This reduces symptoms (e.g. pain) and may improve spontaneous conception chances.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy – Fibroid removal
Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus. Many women who have fibroids experience no symptoms. However, bulky fibroid masses may distort the shape of the uterus or bulge into the uterine cavity causing symptoms such as pain or heavy menstrual bleeding. A laparoscopic myomectomy is performed to remove these fibroids.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – Removal of diseased womb
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus (womb). The surgery is effective to treat several chronic pain conditions and certain types of cancer and infections of the uterus. A hysterectomy can be categorized into partial or total removal of the uterus. In certain cases, one or both the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed at the same time. In laparascopic hysterectomy, the uterus is cut into smaller pieces prior to removal through the incisions.
For other surgeries to treat infertility, please find them here.