Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery(MIS) is a contemporary norm in gynaecological procedures. Small pin-hole incisions make the post-operative recovery smoother.

Advantages of laparoscpic surgery in gynaecologic oncology :

  • Less blood loss
  • Early recovery
  • Less hospital stay
  • Less post-operative pain
 

Role in gynaecologic oncology

MIS is routinely done in cases of cancer endometrium for hystrectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection.

Sentinel lymph node dissection using methylene blue dye can also be used via laparoscopic technique.

All the dissection is done laparoscopically and retrieval of the specimen is done vaginally.

There is a great role of laparoscopic surgery for ovarian tumors using endobag. Early stage ovarian tumors can be safely done via MIS.