Gynaecological surgery deals with all benign or malignant pathologies of women requiring surgical treatment.

Until the 1980s, these different surgeries were performed by laparotomy (open belly) or vaginal approach. Then minimally invasive surgery techniques were developed, allowing closed surgery with minimal incisions: laparoscopy. In recent years, robotic surgery has emerged, allowing for robot-assisted laparoscopy.

Certain pathologies of the uterus can also be operated on by hysteroscopy, which consists of the introduction of a camera into the uterus through the vagina.

Depending on your pathology, your age, your desire to become pregnant and your possible medical risk factors, your surgeon will be able to suggest the surgery best suited to your case, favouring the least invasive surgery possible. Indeed, the latter allows for a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery and therefore a quicker return to activity, minimal incisions, and less postoperative pain. Patients can be mobilised a few hours after the operation and
hours after the operation and resume eating the same day.

Gynaecological diseases correspond to attacks on the female reproductive system, and may therefore concern the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva, and may be benign or malignant.

In addition to the clinical examination carried out by your gynaecologist, the diagnosis can be confirmed by an endovaginal and/or abdominal pelvic ultrasound scan, supplemented if necessary by a pelvic MRI, a CT scan or a diagnostic hysteroscopy. For pathologies concerning the pelvic floor, a pro-dynamic assessment will be performed if necessary.

Dr Sandrine Jacob
Spécialiste en gynécologie-obstétrique opératoire
Médecin référent
Dr Jacques Gast
Spécialiste en gynécologie-obstétrique opératoire
Dr Isabelle Kaelin Gambirasio
Spécialiste en gynécologie-obstétrique opératoire
Dr Pierre Stuckelberger
Spécialiste en gynécologie-obstétrique opératoire
lock-up-Centre de chirurgie gyneco
Gynaecological surgery centre
Chemin des Grangettes 7 1224 Chêne-Bougeries

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