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Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS)

Most traditional laparoscopic gynaecological operations require an incision in the umbilicus (‘tummy button’) so a camera can be used along with a further two or three smaller cuts lower in the abdomen so other instruments can be used to grasp and move various structures. Single incision laparoscopy surgery (SILS) is a special form of laparoscopy that uses one cut in the abdomen through which all the instruments required for the operation are placed....

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Laparoscopic gynaecological surgery

Laparoscopy currently plays a central role in the investigation and surgical treatment of many common gynaecological conditions. The key advantages are reduced pain, a shorter hospital stay with faster overall recovery and improved cosmesis....

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Fibroids

Fibroids, or leiomyomas, are benign tumours of the muscle that form the uterus. They are common and develop in up to 30% of women though are more common in African and Asian women. Most are asymptomatic, often identified only when a pelvic ultrasound is performed, and grow slowly up until the menopause is reached. Once a woman becomes menopausal they tend to shrink though will never disappear entirely....

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition in pre-menopausal women. It is caused by cells similar to those found in the uterus growing in other parts of the body. Most often this on the surface of the lining of the pelvis but it can also be on the ovary, in other parts of the abdomen and more rarely on the bowel or in a scar. If the ovary contains a cyst formed by endometriotic cells then this is called an endometrioma....

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