Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole surgery, otherwise known as laparoscopic surgery, is named so due to the tiny incisions that are made to carry out the procedure.  It is a particular specialism of our consultant gynaecologist, Mr Mohammad Masood.

This highly skilled approach can prove a very effective and minimally invasive answer to many gynaecological issues. There is, for example, the option of laparoscopy infertility treatment, where conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids – that can cause problems when trying to conceive – can be treated with very little scarring and a very short recovery time compared to those of more invasive methods. As mentioned above keyhole surgery involves very small incisions, with the surgeon performing the procedure from a greater distance away from the area that is being treated – instead of having to access it via a direct, and often much larger, cut.

If you suffer from a gynaecological issue that you believe MAS could solve through keyhole or laparoscopic surgery, get in touch with us today and our experts will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

FAQs: Keyhole Surgery

Following your laparoscopic procedure, it is likely that you will feel some moderate pain and discomfort. This is perfectly normal, and nothing you should worry about. You will need to take some oral pain relief for a few days.  If the pain doesn’t subside after a few days, then you can contact your doctor for a review, and they will be able to prescribe you medication to help with the pain.

Following your laparoscopy procedure, you will remain under observation for several hours. More often than not you will be able to return home on the same day. Every woman is different, however due to the low-risk nature of this procedure, most women feel ready to return to work after two to three weeks of recovery.

Laparoscopy is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure using small incisions. Using specialist instruments, your surgeon can gain access to the target area without creating large openings that take longer to heal and leave behind scars.

The time it takes for laparoscopic surgery really depends on what your surgeon is looking at, and how many incisions need to be made. Generally, no more than four incisions are made, and these will be between 1 and 2cm in length.

Most laparoscopic procedures are between 30-60 minutes, however it’s always important to speak to your surgeon about your specific procedure to get a more accurate idea on how long it will take.

Most operations for women’s diseases can be done laparoscopically. Even major operations like hysterectomy or a myomectomy can be done through keyhole surgery.  The exact route to perform your surgery is made after careful consideration of your specific case.  It the majority of cases the laparoscopic route will be possible however in a small number of cases it may not.  This will be discussed with you extensively during your consultation.

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