Frequently Asked Questions

What is laparoscopic gynaecology surgery?

Laparoscopic gynaecology surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions and a camera to diagnose and treat gynaecological conditions.

What conditions can be treated with laparoscopic surgery?

Conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and uterine issues, including hysterectomies, can be treated with laparoscopic surgery.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery compared to traditional surgery?

Benefits include smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, reduced risk of infection and minimal scarring.

How long is the recovery period after laparoscopic surgery?

Most patients can return to normal activities within one to two weeks, although this can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual factors.

Are there any risks associated with laparoscopic gynaecology surgery?

As with any surgery, there are risks, including infection, bleeding, and complications related to anaesthesia. However, these risks are generally lower with laparoscopic procedures compared to open surgery.

How should I prepare for laparoscopic gynaecology surgery?

Your doctor will provide specific instructions, which may include fasting before the procedure and arranging for someone to drive you home afterwards. It’s important to follow all pre-surgery guidelines to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery.