Advanced Keyhole Surgery
Advanced Keyhole Surgery at 9M Hospitals
Advanced keyhole surgery, also known as advanced laparoscopy surgery, examines or treats the internal organs of the abdomen. It is also done to identify any pelvic pathology. It is a minimally invasive procedure because it only requires a few extremely small incisions. This procedure is used when non-invasive methods fail to diagnose or treat a condition.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery is available at 9M for treatments such as:
- Reversal of sterilisation: In this procedure, previously tied fallopian tubes are reopened for those women who now wish to try for natural pregnancy.
- Tubal surgery: This surgery is done to reopen or repair fallopian tubes in women with a type of tubal damage or blockage to help them conceive naturally.
- Uterine cerclage: In this procedure, a permanent stitch is placed around the neck of the womb in women who have experienced repeated miscarriages. Further, it’s beneficial for women with unsuccessful vaginal or cervical stitches.
- Excision of ovarian cysts: It is done by our experts to remove cysts from ovaries while trying to save healthy ovarian tissue.
- Excision of endometriosis: Endometriosis laparoscopic surgery can remove mild to severe cases of endometrial cysts.
- Myomectomy: It is the removal of uterine fibroids from the womb with minimal to no damage to the womb. This benefits women who wish to retain the option of future pregnancies.
- Hysterectomy: In this procedure, the entire womb is removed, or the womb without the cervix is removed.
- Adhesiolysis: To remove the scar tissue related to pelvis pain that might be delaying conception.
Procedure for Advance Keyhole Surgery
During the surgery, our experts will make small incisions on the abdomen to insert a laparoscope or other surgical instruments to diagnose or treat the condition. A laparoscope is a thin and long tube with a tiny camera that is inserted into the abdomen after the incision is made. It helps examine the pelvis and the abdomen, and the images can be viewed on a large screen.
The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to help visualise more clearly. After the procedure is done, the cuts are closed using skin glue, stitches, tape, or surgical staples. Further, a dressing, sterile bandage, or adhesive strip will be applied to seal the incisions.
Benefits of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Apart from being a minimally invasive procedure, advanced laparoscopic surgery has other benefits as well. Some of the benefits are:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
- Reduced blood loss and need for blood transfusion
- Quick return to normal activities
- Decreased post-operative pain
- Smaller abdominal scars
- Lowered risk of adhesions and prevention of long-term complications
- Increased post-operative satisfaction with the procedure
Factors that can Affect your Advanced Keyhole Surgery Success
Laparoscopy is a relatively safe procedure, much safer than the open surgery option. However, in rare cases, it might not be advisable. For instance, if you have an advanced cancerous growth on your abdominal wall, chronic tuberculosis, thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count), scar tissues from other surgeries, or if you take blood-thinning medications. Your surgeon at 9M will thoroughly evaluate if you are the right candidate to undergo an advanced keyhole surgery or not before planning the surgery. They will discuss this with you in detail and answer any queries you might have for the same.
How can you prepare for a laparoscopy?
Some basic things you should keep in mind before the procedure:
- You should avoid drinking or eating 8 hours before the procedure.
- Discuss with your gynaecologist if you are allergic or sensitive to medicine, tape, latex or anaesthesia.
- Let your doctor know about all the medication you take.
At 9M we aim to provide excellent care to men and women of all ages with advanced, safe treatment procedures. Our seasoned professionals treat patients with empathy and support them through their recovery.