Dr Melissa Delgado, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery represents a significant advancement in the field of minimally invasive procedures. Often referred to as “keyhole” surgery, laparoscopy has emerged as a versatile approach with applications ranging from diagnosis to the treatment of reproductive concerns and pelvic pain. In this intricate procedure, a surgeon employs a specialised instrument called a laparoscope, a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and camera, allowing for a detailed and magnified view of the internal organs.

One of the primary advantages of laparoscopic surgery is its ability to diagnose and address various reproductive issues with unparalleled precision and minimal disruption to the patient’s body. The technique is commonly employed in gynaecological settings to investigate and treat conditions such as infertility, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids. By introducing the laparoscope through small incisions, surgeons can examine the reproductive organs and surrounding structures, facilitating accurate diagnosis and targeted interventions.

In cases of infertility, laparoscopic surgery plays a crucial role in identifying and addressing factors that may impede conception. The procedure allows for the evaluation of the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries, enabling the detection and removal of abnormalities that could hinder fertility. This precision is particularly vital for couples undergoing fertility treatments, as it enhances the likelihood of successful outcomes while minimising the invasiveness of the intervention.

Moreover, laparoscopy is instrumental in managing pelvic pain, a condition that can significantly impact the quality of life for many individuals. By visually exploring the pelvic region, surgeons can identify the source of pain, which may stem from conditions like endometriosis or adhesions. With this information, targeted interventions can be performed during the same procedure, alleviating pain and enhancing the patient’s overall wellbeing.

The benefits of laparoscopic surgery extend beyond diagnosis and treatment efficacy. Compared to traditional open surgery, the minimally invasive nature of laparoscopy results in shorter recovery times, reduced postoperative pain, and smaller scars. Patients often experience less trauma to surrounding tissues, leading to a faster return to normal activities and a decreased risk of complications.

Dr. Delgado’s expertise in laparoscopic surgery underscores the importance of having skilled and experienced professionals at the forefront of these innovative medical techniques. The combination of advanced technology and surgical proficiency not only ensures accurate diagnoses and effective treatments but also contributes to a more patient-friendly healthcare experience.

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