Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, is a Minimally-Invasive surgery technique that allows surgeons to operate with small incisions ranging from 0.5cm – 1.5cm.
Thin operating instruments are inserted through the incisions, along with a camera called a laparoscope, that provides the vision of the operating field.
As optics and lighting technology evolve over time, laparoscopic surgery has become an increasingly preferred option over open surgery as recovery is typically faster and pain is reduced due to the smaller wounds. Post-operative scars are also smaller compared to open surgery where larger incisions are often made.
Laparoscopic surgery can be used to treat various gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain, and pelvic prolapse.
Robotic surgery is an approach that offers surgeons more control during the operation, which can help improve the accuracy of their actions. In robotic surgery, small surgical instruments and a laparoscope (a camera that broadcasts magnified, high-definition images to a monitor) are held by robotic arms, which are controlled by the surgeon from a console in the operating room.
At ALRC, we offer:
Robotic surgery combines on the skill of the surgeon and the accuracy of a robot. Find out more about A/Prof Fong’s experience in robotic surgery.
Find out more about the different surgeries done when treating infertility – including the costs, convenience and pain level for each surgical option.
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
Learn about how a single incision laparoscopic procedure is performed and its advantages.
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
With ageing and childbirth, some of the support tissues in/around the pelvic floor weaken or tear. Find out more about the symptoms and common treatment options.
This method is used when operating on fine and delicate tissue such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Read more about A/Prof Fong’s experience on microsurgery.