Laparoscopic surgery, sometimes known as ‘keyhole surgery’, was developed by gynaecologists more than 40 years ago.
At TasOGS our Gynaecologists are able to provide both emergency and elective laparoscopic surgery. Procedures include:
- Laparoscopic tubal ligation for permanent contraception.
- Diagnostic laparoscopy, including assessment of tubal patency (dye studies).
- Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis (AGES level 4 endometriosis).
- Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomies, salpingectomies and oophorectomies.
- Laparoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancies.
- Laparoscopic hysterectomies (AGES level 5).
- Laparoscopic adhesiolysis (removal of adhesions).
The documented benefits of minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery can include:
- Faster and less painful recovery.
- Reduced time in hospital.
- Faster return to work and daily activities.
- Reduced adhesions and other long-term consequences.
Nonetheless, the best and least-invasive option for every woman is always to avoid unnecessary surgery. At TasOGS we believe this should always be kept in mind when considering treatment options.
AGES is the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society, Australia’s premier gynaecological surgical association.