Live Web Transmission of Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
The AAGL invited Dr. Antonio Setúbal to participate in the web event which offers a convenient channel for physician training and the exchange of experiences and opinions among senior physicians in distant locations. It was a great honor for the Hospital da Luz, since the contribution once more places the hospital among the best in medicine.
Today, many surgical interventions in gynecology and general surgery can be performed laparoscopically. This minimally invasive surgical approach, which is accomplished through the insertion of surgical instruments through a few tiny openings (5 to 10 mm) in the abdominal cavity, avoids larger incisions required in traditional open surgery.
Minimally invasive surgery offers several recognized benefits for patients:
- Less pain after surgery
- Stronger immune response
- Faster overall recovery
- Less time away from work
- Lower incidence of infections
- Lower incidence of incisional hernias
- Barely visible operative scars