SINGLE port laparoscopic surgery is considered the most cutting-edge medical treatment in gynecology, and the technique was recently introduced to and employed at a hospital in Shenzhen for the first time, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.
The surgery was introduced at the Cancer Hospital under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Shenzhen Center, a new hospital inaugurated in Longgang District early this year.
According to Sun Li, director of the hospital’s division of women’s tumors, the newly introduced single port laparoscopic surgery requires doctors to have high-level skills in order to stitch the wounds in the extremely cramped space, which is only 0.5 to 1.5 centimeters, inside the patient’s abdomen,
Sun is also the first doctor to have done the surgery in Shenzhen. The female patient, 24, suffered from irregular menstruation and was diagnosed with an ovarian chocolate cyst. The young woman had just got married and wanted to get pregnant, so she went to the hospital for treatment.
As the doctor in charge of the young patient, Sun decided to help her get rid of the cyst by carrying out the single port laparoscopic surgery, which would leave only slight scarring and less postoperative pain.
The female patient was released from the hospital two days after she received the surgery and was able to resume her normal diet.
Sun said that the new surgery requires less anesthesia and pain relievers. Although the hospital can only conduct such surgeries to remove ovarian cysts and some adnexas, Sun expects that the technique would be adopted to solve more complex gynecological problems for women in the future.