Doctor Helen Green

Gynaecologic Oncology


Types of Cancer

Sexual Function


What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgical techniques (often called ‘key hole’ surgery) enable surgical procedures to be performed through one or more 5-10mm incisions. Laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery are examples of minimally invasive surgery.

Who Can Perform Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Doctors who use minimally invasive surgical techniques have undergone extensive specialised training.  Advanced laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical techniques require surgeons to undergo both training and formal credentialling to ensure patient safety and quality outcomes.

What Happens If I Can’t Have Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Dr Green also has extensive training in open surgery so if a minimally invasive approach is not appropriate for any reason, she can proceed with open surgery instead.

How Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Benefical?

Minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits.  The most obvious of these is the significant reduction in the size of the surgical incision (scar). Minimally invasive surgery magnifies the surgeon’s vision to facilitate more precision operations.  It is associated with faster recovery times, lower requirements for pain relief, less disruption to other organ systems (eg bowel and bladder), an earlier return to work, a faster return to normal quality of life and fewer complications, compared to open surgery.

Who Should Have Minimally Invasive Surgery?

In the modern era of surgical techniques, most gynaecological problems can be managed with minimally invasive surgery. This includes operations for some gynaecological cancers.  In most cases, Dr Green can offer patients robotic or laparoscopic surgery rather than open surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery


Dr Helen Green of Embrace Gynaecology is a both a Specialist Gynaecologist and Certified Gynaecological Oncologist.

patient info

Embrace Gynaecology aims to provide quality care for a range of complex benign, precancerous and cancerous gynaecological conditions.


At Embrace Gynaecology we focus on the most recent medical standards for women's medical, psychological, social, cultural, and sexual needs.

contact embrace gynaecology

PH 07 5597 2710  |  E

Gold Coast Private Hospital

Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street, Southport, 4215

Pindara Place

Suite 4, Level 1
13 Carrara Street, Benowa, 4215

John Flynn Medical Centre

Level 2, Suite 2B
42 Inland Drive,Tugun, 4224

Ballina Tamar House

1/79 Tamar Street
Ballina, 2478