Laparoscopic Surgery

Operations in oncology and gynecology are becoming more comfortable for patients. Thanks to developing anesthesia and postoperative care services, it is becoming widespread to perform the same operations with smal incisions. Today, most of the gynecological surgeries are closed surgery. Previously surgeries were performed with large abdominal incisions. But now it is possible to make them with 4-5 small (5-12 mm) incisions. Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), myomectomy (removal of benign mass in the uterus), oophorectomy (removal of ovaries), removal of ovarian cysts surgeries are on top of the list of closed surgeries.


What are the advantages of closed surgery?

Closed surgery techniques decrease the pain of the patient, helps patient heals faster and returns to daily life more quickly, increase the quality of life of the patient. Since the tissues can be seen more closely during the operation, important organs can be protected with sensitivity. There is less blood loss in closed surgery than in open surgery, which reduces the need for blood transfusions.

What are the methods of closed surgery?

Closed surgery is performed by laparoscopy or robotic surgery methods. Entering into the abdomen through several incisions with 5-12 mm diameter is implemented in both methods. The same operation with an open incision can be performed by a closed surgery with help of cameras and special tools. In laparoscopic surgery the surgeons control the camera and hand tools.  In robotic surgery similar instruments are connected to a special device. These instruments are controlled by the surgeon sitting in the same room with the patient and the surgery is performed. 

What is the recovery process after closed surgery?

the patient feels less pain thanks to the small incisions used in laparoscopy or robotic surgery. Patients are usually discharged in 1 or 2 days after surgery and can back to work about 7 days. In cases where traditional surgeries are performed it takes patients 4 or 5 days to discharge and several weeks or month to get back to work.

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