Hysteroscopic surgery involves passing a camera through vagina and cervix into the uterus to diagnose or to perform surgery. This is still largely being done in operating theatre under anaesthesia. This eliminates needing an incision over the abdomen. You will be able to go home on the same day after surgery.
The conditions that can be treated hysteroscopy are,
1. Diagnosis of abnormal bleeding
2. Removing a growth in the uterine cavity called polyp
3. A fibroid that is largely inside the uterine cavity
4. A septum that separates the cavity that may interfere with conception and cause miscarriage and,
5. Retrieving an IUD that was difficult to remove in the clinic
Laparoscopic (‘keyhole’) surgery has largely replaced ‘open’ surgery. The advantages of
‘keyhole’ surgery include:
faster recovery – quicker return to home and work.
Dr Anpalagan is a specialist in ‘keyhole’ surgery. He has obtained his fellowship in advanced
laparoscopic surgery through the Sydney West Advanced Pelvic Surgery (SWAPS) Unit in
His training and experience mean he is highly skilled in keyhole procedures relating to :
Some gynaecological procedures can be performed in the office without the need to go to
The procedures that can be done at the office are,
Some gynaecological surgeries can be done entirely vaginally. This method was used for
many years. This eliminates the need to have an abdominal incision (no visible scar).