Gynaecological conditions, such as fibroids, abnormal bleeding and ovarian cysts, are common reasons for referral to a gynaecologist. Management of these problems can require surgery, particularly if medications and other treatments have not worked. In these cases, seeing a gynaecologist with expertise in pelvic surgery is essential.
The surgical training which I have undertaken gives me the opportunity to provide you with all the possible surgical options to managing your condition. I have experience with open, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries and am confident that I can tailor the best approach for you.
Where possible, a minimally invasive (laparoscopic/robotic) approach will be used. The outcomes for patients having surgery using these techniques have been shown to be as effective as open surgery but with the advantages of reduced surgical risks and complication rates, such as blood loss and infection. In addition, recovery is also improved with less pain and less time recovering in hospital – most patients will go home within 2 days after surgery.
If you are recommended for an open operation, this is can be for a number of reasons including surgical complexity and conditions you may have which prevent safe operating using minimally invasive techniques. Your care and safety is paramount to me and whilst you may spend a few more days in hospital after surgery, longer term outcomes have not been shown to be any different to those women who had a similar procedure performed using laparoscopy or a robot.