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Assistant Professor Nicolaos F. Vlahos

 


 

Laparoscopic surgery (Picture 1) is a technique developed over the past years and applied to a wide spectrum of gynecological operations with great success.

During laparoscopic surgery a small incision is made close to the umbilicus (1cm) through which a special telescope (laparoscope) is introduced into the abdominal cavity to assist the examination of all internal organs (Diagnostic laparoscopy).

The main advantage of laparoscopic surgery versus traditional (open) surgery is that traditional large surgical incisions are avoided. As a result patients experience less pain and a shorter recovery time (they can be discharged from the hospital the next or even the same day after the operation and return to their everyday activities after 24-48 hours).

Another advantage of laparoscopic surgery is the aesthetic result (very important to young women) which is significantly superior since extensive noticeable scars are avoided.


 

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Vlachos

 

The Laparoscopic surgery unit  is involved with the full spectrum of laparoscopic surgery.

Regarding diagnostic laparoscopy, special interest is shown in the investigation of infertility and congenital anomalies of the uterus, in collaboration with the unit of pediatric and adolescent gynecology of our hospital.

A wide spectrum of advanced laparoscopic operations is also performed in this unit, with emphasis to the surgical treatment of ovarian cysts, severe endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain (Pictures 2, 3, 4, 5).

 


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In this case a large cyst of the left ovary is presented with the stages of its laparoscopic removal. The final result is shown in Image 5. This patient returned to normal routine 24 hours post surgery.

 

Furthermore, the possibility of laparoscopic removal of uterine leiomyomas and laparoscopic hysterectomy (total removal of the uterus) is provided.

   

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