Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Radical Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a surgery for the removal of the uterus. A radical hysterectomy is a procedure for the removal of the uterus along with the cervix, a part of the vagina and, if required, the ovaries, fallopian tubes and nearby lymph nodes. This surgery is done if cancer has spread to these organs. It is typically done when other cancer treatment options like chemotherapy have not produced satisfactory results. The operation may be performed in several ways including:

  • An abdominal approach in which the surgeon makes a horizontal or vertical incision on the lower abdomen to remove the affected organs.
  • A laparoscopic approach that requires only a small incision through which a laparoscope is inserted to allow the surgeon to use special small instruments to perform the surgery while viewing a large monitor on the operation theatre.

The surgeon will decide on the type of surgery after taking all the relevant factors and information on the patient into account. The highly qualified and experienced surgeons at NMC have the advantage of being able to access the most modern medical technology to give patients the best possible surgical outcome.

Debulking Surgeries

Surgery and chemotherapy are the main treatment options for ovarian cancer. The objective is to surgically remove as much of the cancer as is possible. Because screening for ovarian cancer is not easy and many women do not bother with it, diagnosis of the condition is often late. In such cases, the cancer may have spread to other organs and a large amount of malignant tissue will need to be removed. This removal of a large volume of cancerous tissue is known as debulking.

The critical aspect of this procedure is to be sure that it is the right approach. The highly experienced and qualified surgeons at NMC will use their abilities and the cutting-edge medical technology at their disposal to decide if debulking surgery is the best option for a patient. If other treatment options are viable, the patient will be fully informed on the choices before her and helped to make the decision that is right for her.

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