The obstetric and gynecologic specialists of Yoonho Hospital with abundant experience and expert know-how put efforts to do their best to bring you a high level of satisfaction through prompt and precision surgery.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery
Ever since the performance of a hysterectomy using a laparoscope for the first time in Germany and the United States in the early 1990s, it is a gynecological surgical approach that became popular throughout the world.

Scarless laparoscopic surgery performed without an incision
Recently, with respect to surgical methods of gynecological diseases, most open abdominal operations are largely replaced by abdominal laparoscopic surgeries.
Unlike an open abdominal operation, for which a large incision of 10 cm or longer is made, abdominal laparoscopic surgery involves a skin perforation of about 0.5 to 1 cm in diameter. Thus, this procedure mostly does not leave a scar, minimizes pain, and leads to a fast recovery.

Cases requiring laparoscopic surgery
  • Cases requiring hysterectomy due to uterine myoma or other diseases.
  • Cases of ovarian cancer or uterine myoma with abnormality.
  • Cases suspicious of endometriosis.
  • Cases of patients who have a chief complaint of chronic pain due to severe pelvic adhesion.
  • Cases suspicious of adhesion of the pelvis or the fallopian tube
  • Infertility cases of unknown etiology
Surgical method
  • Surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
  • A perforation of 1 cm is made in the umbilicus.
  • CO2 gas is infused through the perforation to expand the abdomen.
  • Two to three more perforations of a size of 0.5 cm are made in the lower abdomen.
  • Surgery is performed by watching a television monitor after a laparoscope and endoscopic devices have been inserted into the abdomen through these abdominal perforations.
  • The perforation site is sutured upon completion of such surgery after the equipment and CO2 gas have been removed.

Advantages of laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery Open abdominal surgery
Postsurgical wound 2~3 scars of 0.5 ~ 1cm sizea Scar wound of 10 ~ 15cm
Pain after surgery Very little Severe pain for about 1 day
Hospital stay 1 ~ 2 days (fast recovery) 7 ~ 8 days
Duration of returning to a daily life after surgery 3 ~ 4 days 10 ~ 14 days
Complications (hemorrhage, adhesion, infection, etc.) Less often Often

Advantages of laparoscopic surgery at Yoonho Hospitalt
01. Abundant experience and know-how of 20 years
Laparoscopic surgery began at the opening of hospital services in 1992, and specialists at Yoonho Hospital have more experience and unrivaled know-how in comparison with that of other hospitals.
02. Short operation time and safety assured
The probability of changing laparoscopic surgery to open abdominal surgery is nearly zero. Operation time of laparoscopic surgery is shorter than that of open abdominal surgery.
03. A specialist in obstetrics and gynecology performs the surgery.
The patient consultation and surgery are performed directly by a specialist with experience of 20 years or more.

Keep in mind

Laparoscopic surgery is not indicated in all cases
Open abdominal surgery may be required in cases of severe pelvic adhesion or serious organ synechia due to previous open abdominal surgery. In the event where an operation is performed by a surgeon with inadequate expertise of laparoscopic surgery, more complications may develop in comparison with that of open abdominal surgery.
Therefore, the applicability of laparoscopic surgery must be sufficiently understood through accurate diagnosis and preliminary tests. Then, a specialist with an expertise should perform such surgery.