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Endoscopic Surgery

An endoscopic procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that requires small incisions used to examine and perform a variety of surgeries inside the pelvic area.

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyoma)
  • Reversal of Sterilisation
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Transabdominal Cervical Cerclage
  • Congenital Abnormalities of the Uterus
  • Procedures for Pelvic Pain
  • Correction of Asherman Syndrome

Conditions and procedures related to Endoscopic Surgery

  • All
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Fibroids
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What is Endometriosis?

When tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside your uterus. “Tell-tale” signs of endometriosis Progressive menstrual pain No response to pain medication Not able to perform normal activities during periods due to pain What is Laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of…

What is Endometriosis

Dr Jaco Strydom explains what endometriosis is and some of the most common symptoms of this condition.

What is a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus and usually the cervix. Common reasons to perform a hysterectomy include painful or heavy periods (not responding to medical therapy), pelvic pain, fibroids or certain types of cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions. A total hysterectomy means that both the uterus and the cervix are removed, whereas a…

What is an Ovarian cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac or pouch located on or inside the ovary. They can occur at any age but are most commonly found during the childbearing years. Ovarian cysts are very common and may be normal (functional cysts) or abnormal. Functional (normal) ovarian cysts are cysts formed during a woman’s normal monthly…

What is Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyoma)?

Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They also are called leiomyomas or myomas. The size, shape, and location of fibroids can vary greatly. They may be inside the womb (uterus), on its outer surface, within its wall or attached to it by a stem-like structure.…

What is a Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure performed in order to examine the different organs inside the abdomen. It is performed in a minimally invasive way that requires only small incisions.  A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the tip. The instrument is then inserted through an…

What is a Hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure which allows the doctor to directly visualise the inner cervix and the uterine (womb) cavity.  The hysteroscope is a small diameter lens with a strong light source and a small camera at the end that can be passed through the cervix and into the womb.  It can be performed…

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