Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Manchester
What Is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic Surgery is the medical term for what is more commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery in the abdomen and pelvic region. Avoiding large incisions, laparoscopy involves inserting a small tube with a camera which relays images to a television monitor allowing the surgeon to inspect the internal tissue.
The Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery
Keyhole surgery is our speciality at Manchester Gynaecologist and one modality of this is the full range of advanced laparoscopic surgical options we provide.
Laparoscopic Surgery in Manchester
Dr Edi-Osagie and his team at Manchester Gynaecologist provide a range of advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures including:
Laparoscopic reversal of tubal sterilisation
Reopening the fallopian tubes in women who were previously sterilised but now wish to try for natural pregnancy. We achieve this by keyhole surgery with high success and low complication rates that make it worthwhile. The advantage of this treatment over IVF is that the woman can potentially have more children without the need for further medical intervention. This is normally a day case procedure requiring two week’s recuperation.
Laparoscopic uterine cerclage
This involves placing a strong suture around the neck of the womb by keyhole surgery in women who have had repeated mid-pregnancy miscarriages and for whom vaginal stitches have been unsuccessful. This is a higly skilled procedure and one that has been very successful in our hands. The procedure is normally day case requiring about two week’s recuperation.
Laparoscopic retrieval of ESSURE clips
MG has developed expertise for the keyhole retrieval of ESSURE clips. This is a higly skilled procedure and one that has been very successful in our hands. The procedure is normally day case requiring about two week’s recuperation.
Laparoscopic reconstructive tubal surgery
Reopening and/or freeing up the fallopian tubes in women with tubal infertility to assist them conceive naturally. The advantage of this over IVF treatment is that woman can potentially have more children without the need for more medical interventions. This is normally a day case procedure requiring about two week’s recuperation.
Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis
Our scope for this type of keyhole surgery ranges from simple excision of mild endometriosis, through ‘Total Peritoneal Excision’, all the way to complex procedures to remove endometriosis from the rectovaginal septum, bladder and intestines. We typically utilise ultrasound energy to achieve this and minimise risk of damage to healthy tissues. Simple excisions are normally day cases requiring about two weeks of recuperation but the more complex procedures usually require 1-2 day hospital stays with about 4 weeks recuperation. Read more information on endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Laparoscopic excision of ovarian cysts
Removal of troublesome cysts from the ovaries whilst conserving healthy ovarian tissue and retaining the ovary. MG has the expertise to deal with all types and sizes of ovarian cysts including endometriotic, dermoid, haemorrhagic and simple cysts. This type of surgery is normally day case requiring about two weeks recuperation.
Removal of all of the womb (total hysterectomy) or part of it leaving the the cervix behind (subtotal hysterectomy) for any indication. The procedure normally involves 1-2 day hospital stay and about 4 weeks recuperation. MG has great expertise with this procedure and achieves good outcomes for patient benefit.
Laparoscopic myomectomy (fibroid removal)
Removal of uterine fibroids from the womb through the laparoscope while conserving the womb. This procedure is particularly beneficial for women with fibroids who wish to retain the option of future fertility. The procedure can be day case but normally involves overnight hospital stay and about 4 weeks of recuperation.
Adhesions sometimes are associated with pelvic pain, delay in conceiving and interference with bowel function. MG has expertise for removal of adhesions by keyhole surgery with good outcomes. This procedure is normally day case requiring about 2 weeks recuperation.
For more information on advanced laparoscopic procedures, read our PDF
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