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such as bowel, bladder, ureters or blood vessels,” says Dr Tan.
“This is rare but, if it occurs, an emergency traditional operation ( open surgery with larger incisions) may be needed to correct the damage.”
Patients who have had previous surgery are at greater risk of developing complications, as are those with malignant tumours that could spread.
This is why great consideration is needed in selecting patients who are suitable for surgery – candidates must first attend a health screening to allow doctors to gauge overall fitness.
After surgery, patients typically require basic care procedures such as pain relief and dressing before they can continue to recuperate at home.
Laparoscopy has come a long way in aiding gynaecological surgery and continues to be improved upon. For example, instead of creating four ports for individual instruments, surgeons can now fit up to four instruments through one port.
Technological advancements allow doctors to work with 3D images instead of the previous 2D, and there are remotely controlled robotic arms that can assist surgery – surgeons hope the latter and more will soon debut on Malaysian shores.
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